Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1274113

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
The butterfly was busy visiting the many Plains Sunflowers that are abundant on both sides of the Aguirre Springs Road off of Hwy 70.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.42329865724372, -106.5476778205827

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 06:46
Suggested Identification: 
Variegated Frittilary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1274110

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.42893582109434, -106.54770880286009

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 08:43
Suggested Identification: 
Checkered White
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
I saw the butterfly while walking along Aguirre Springs Road off of Hwy 70 that leads to the national park. It was visiting flowers that grew along the side of the road.

Sighting Record 1274109

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
The Queen butterfly was in a thicket of flowers along the River Levee Road between 374 and the Mesilla Dam.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.22930650130985, -106.79932600084565

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 09:11
Suggested Identification: 
Queen
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1274086

Observation Notes: 
I noticed one butterfly stationery on the road.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.43046272615072, -106.547890579912

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 08:47
Suggested Identification: 
Northern Cloudywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273779

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.49340636258667, -106.92182064056396

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 11:34
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273488

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on thistle along trail in grassland habitat near head of shallow canyon.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Location Notes: 
Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Gallinas Canyon Trail at approx. 6,370 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.518653528099776, -105.19400662633568

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 12:52
Suggested Identification: 
Green Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273213

Observation Notes: 
I saw 3 of them. One of them was below Mesilla Dam on the E bank of the river and the other two were in the drain - Santo Tomas drain S of SR 374 and on the E side of the levee. They were both within 100 yards of 374.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.22951488332699, -106.8002516256181

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 09:21
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272914

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on a sunflower and other flowers in a high desert environment in warm, sunny conditions. One of my greatest frustrations in butterflying has been the Checkered Skipper complex. I have never been able to find any other than White/Common Checkereds outside of my home state of TX despite several extended trips to the Mountain West, where others actually exist. Do any of these shots suggest something else? Small Checkered Skipper perhaps? Thanks for looking. I'm hoping for a miracle here.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
About 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.90615701537464, -105.62931080761719

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:40
Suggested Identification: 
One of the Checkered Skippers
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272572

Observation Notes: 
About an inch long, head end is at the bottom of photo. I am a kindergarten teacher whose children would like to know what they found, especially as caterpillars are rather rare at this time of year...
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.09393902661354, -106.65362785823207

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 01:10
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1272356

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Threadleaf Groundsel.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Adjacent to an ephemeral pond just south of the District 5 NM DOT yard in Los Cerrillos, along Camino Querencia.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.43000904360616, -106.12183963553923

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:24
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly