Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1222496

Observation Notes: 
Perched, perhaps basking on forest road near effluent stream. Also seemed to be probing the earth for possible moisture/minerals.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Along forest road in Lower Pueblo Canyon Wetlands, east of Los Alamos and north of NM 502.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.88037102674312, -106.24436025018099

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:22
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1222493

Observation Notes: 
Perched head down in fruiting Trumpet Gooseberry bush along sandy forest road.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Along forest road in Lower Pueblo Canyon Wetlands, east of Los Alamos and north of NM 502.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.8811560689514, -106.24185719742866

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:56
Suggested Identification: 
Goatweed Leafwing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1222489

Observation Notes: 
Observed perched on shaded, sloping, largely bare ground under conifers.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Bear Canyon Trail just north of Randall Davey Audubon Center at approx. 7,800 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.6847124937304, -105.8782557729495

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:12
Suggested Identification: 
Canyonland Satyr
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221972

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.4540472, -104.95805200000001

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 15:01
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221649

Observation Notes: 
Observed basking on an aspen leaf along Bear Wallow Trail (#182).
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Bear Wallow Trail at approx. 8,300 ft. elev. Approx. 1 mile north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.75653693121125, -105.84108951385878

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:26
Suggested Identification: 
Weidemeyer's Admiral
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221645

Observation Notes: 
Multiple individuals observed nectaring on Bergamot near the Borrego Trail at approx. 8,500 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, near the intersection of Winsor (#254) and Borrego (#150) Trails at approx. 8,500 ft. elev. Approx. 1.5 miles north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.76450982653078, -105.83260940920718

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:12
Suggested Identification: 
Taxiles Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221639

Observation Notes: 
Approx. 12 individuals were puddling in one area of moist sand along the banks of North Fork Tesuque Creek, along with at least three other species. One also observed nectaring on Fleabane.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, North Fork Tesuque Creek near where it meets Tesuque Creek along the Borrego Trail (just downstream of the footbridge crossing) at approx. 8,500 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.763019868087916, -105.83392474479632

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:16
Suggested Identification: 
Mustard White
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221632

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Bergamot along Winsor Trail at approx. 8,400 ft. elev. There were a number of butterflies, including additional fritillaries, that favored this nectar source today.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Winsor Trail (#254) at approx. 8,400 ft. elev. Approx. 1.2 miles north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.76223914190231, -105.84198796452722

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 11:04
Suggested Identification: 
Atlantis Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221614

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on multiple Scarlet Penstemon blossoms along the Winsor Trail at approx. 8,500 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, near the intersection of Winsor Trail (#254) and Borrego Trail (#150) at approx. 8,500 ft. elev. Approx. 1.5 miles north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.764148608841246, -105.83404867548734

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 11:46
Suggested Identification: 
Two-tailed Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221612

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Purple Geranium along Winsor Trail at approx. 8,300 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Winsor Trail (#254) at approx. 8,300 ft. Approx. 1.2 miles north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.761094341703185, -105.84461545916383

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 11:11
Suggested Identification: 
Russet Skipperling
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly