Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1270005

Observation Notes: 
Alighted on trunk of conifer.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Carson National Forest, near the trailhead for the Alamitos (Serpent Lake) Trail # 19 at approx. 10,400 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.05834765880656, -105.50081017617913

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Hoary Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1270003

Observation Notes: 
Observed flying and alighting on spruce bough.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Carson National Forest, near the trailhead for the Alamitos (Serpent Lake) Trail # 19 at approx. 10,400 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.058601686297074, -105.50156521801682

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 14:47
Suggested Identification: 
Common Branded Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1269713

Observation Notes: 
Larger size is consistent with Horace's, but the broad arc of cream spots on upper forewing does not appear to match. Fringes are brown. I'm using Kaufman, but am uncertain of ID. Thank you for looking it over!
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.90580472884308, -104.44781876077563

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:10
Suggested Identification: 
Duskywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1269710

Observation Notes: 
Very small. Darker (more gray) hindwing, and broader orange patch on the underside of the forewing indicates winter form.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Location Notes: 
Near K-T Boundary in Climax Canyon Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.90339360445597, -104.45136204334575

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 09:48
Suggested Identification: 
Dainty Sulphur: winter form
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1269705

Observation Notes: 
Covered in pollen! Pale median band.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Location Notes: 
Landed right in the middle of 6th street.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.90726314810313, -104.44402072819864

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 09:07
Suggested Identification: 
Field Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1269463

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.497220851380284, -106.923987865448

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 11:00
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1269153

Observation Notes: 
Very dark. Prominent white fringes and wing shape suggest Funeral Duskywing, but uncertain about conspicuous white spots on upper forewing. There’s also an interesting flush of iridescent blue on basal underside of hindwing.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.906427355003856, -104.45330046126858

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 10:14
Suggested Identification: 
Funeral Duskywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1269147

Observation Notes: 
Part of the Mormon Metalmark complex. Range seems right. Slight differences in pattern from those shown in Kaufman, but variability might account for that.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.90688693991207, -104.45516287746635

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 10:10
Suggested Identification: 
Mormon Metalmark Complex
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1269041

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.49168276134886, -106.92295789718628

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:30
Suggested Identification: 
Funereal Duskywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1268865

Observation Notes: 
Tiny. Flying low to the ground. Forewing below has submarginal black spot, and flush of orange near base.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Location Notes: 
West side of Lake Maloya Trail, Sugarite Canyon State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.989613837407184, -104.37910901797582

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 09:42
Suggested Identification: 
Dainty Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly