Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1173869

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Bee Balm in wildflower gardens.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Elevation is approx. 7,350 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.68990358534347, -105.88826100137692

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:57
Suggested Identification: 
Pahaska Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1173868

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on yellow composites in a dry opening near a flowing stream.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
West end of Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, Upper Canyon Road, near the intersection with Cerro Gordo Road, Santa Fe.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.68616056782804, -105.89460630004646

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:41
Suggested Identification: 
Dainty Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1173867

Observation Notes: 
Male and female observed interacting on the trail. The larger female was rapidly opening and closing her wings and she was closely attended by the smaller male.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe. The location is along the Santa Fe River which is bordered by riparian vegetation including Coyote Willow and Narrow-leaved Cottonwood. Elevation is approx. 7,300 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.68853569014627, -105.89225712533562

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:00
Suggested Identification: 
Taxiles Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1173829

Observation Notes: 
Three of this species were observed interacting (flying around each other) near the summit of Atalaya Mountain in habitat dominated by Ponderosa Pine at approx. 9,000 ft. elevation.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Atalaya Mountain Trail, near the summit of Atalaya Mountain, east of Santa Fe, at approx. 9,000 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.66507142540654, -105.87702088439914

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:14
Suggested Identification: 
Arachne Checkerspot
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1173298

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Arkansas Lazy Daisy growing in gravel driveway. Elevation: 6,570 ft.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
15 Encantado Loop, Eldorado at Santa Fe subdivision. Juniper savannah at 6,570 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55391297586636, -105.96778796248947

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:58
Suggested Identification: 
Juniper Hairstreak (siva subspecies)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1173295

Observation Notes: 
Observed perched on gravel walkway of residence.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
15 Encantado Loop, Eldorado at Santa Fe subdivision. Juniper savannah at 6,570 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55391984444999, -105.96790105098307

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:56
Suggested Identification: 
Melissa Blue?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1172384

Observation Notes: 
Male observed perched on low vegetation along trail.
Region: 
San Miguel County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area, along Winsor Ridge Trail (271) west of Winsor Ridge (Cowles Campground) Trailhead at 9,925 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.83454438858881, -105.70172619646172

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 22:52
Suggested Identification: 
Orange Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1172378

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Showy Daisy (Erigeron speciosus) at southern (low) end of extensive, hillside montane meadow along trail.
Region: 
San Miguel County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area, along Winsor Ridge Trail (271) west of Winsor Ridge (Cowles Campground) Trailhead at 9,925 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.83454879494924, -105.70160786548513

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 22:50
Suggested Identification: 
Small Wood-Nymph
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1172373

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Orange Sneezeweed (Helenium hoopesii) at southern (low) end of extensive hillside montane meadow along the trail.
Region: 
San Miguel County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area, along Winsor Ridge Trail (271) west of Winsor Ridge (Cowles Campground) Trailhead at 9,925 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.83456054986564, -105.70147917803826

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 22:39
Suggested Identification: 
Arctic Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1172370

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Orange Sneezeweed (Helenium hoopesii) at southern (low) end of extensive montane meadow, surrounded by mixed conifer/aspen woodland at 9,925ft. elevation.
Region: 
San Miguel County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area, along Winsor Ridge Trail (271) west of Winsor Ridge (Cowles Campground) Trailhead at 9,925 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.834548479728994, -105.70158354727187

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:46
Suggested Identification: 
Atlantis Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly