Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1172362

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Orange Sneezeweed (Helenium hoopesii) and perched on thistle along the trail at southern (low) end of large montane meadow, surrounded by mixed conifer/aspen woodland at 9,925 ft. 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 35.83455758070027, -105.70157303749716

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:59
Suggested Identification: 
Green Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1172345

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Orange Sneezeweed (Helenium hoopesii) at the low (southern) end of an extensive hillside montane meadow within mixed conifer/aspen woodland at 9,925 ft. 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 35.83455867149348, -105.70158548187464

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:59
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1171508

Observation Notes: 
Observed on the gravelly summit of Santa Fe Baldy (elevation 12,600 ft.) in the alpine zone.
Region: 
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area, on the gravelly summit of Santa Fe Baldy (elevation 12,600 ft.) in the alpine zone.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.831985200255254, -105.75858870444483

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:22
Suggested Identification: 
Boisduval's Blue?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1171478

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on composites in the arctic zone of Santa Fe Baldy.
Region: 
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area, in the alpine zone at approx. 12,400 ft. elevation on southern flank of Santa Fe Baldy.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.82953315883155, -105.76024411568869

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:37
Suggested Identification: 
Arctic Fritillary?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1171388

Observation Notes: 
Feeding at summer lilac bush.
Region: 
Grant County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Residential address
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.8455498, -108.25699329999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 16:05
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1171386

Observation Notes: 
Feeding at a summer lilac bush. Lots of flitting around and appeared to be in competition for the bush with a nearby Monarch. They seemed to be chasing each other off the bush.
Region: 
Grant County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Residential address
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.8455498, -108.25699329999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 16:12
Suggested Identification: 
Western tiger swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1171381

Observation Notes: 
Feeding at a summer lilac bush. Lots of flitting around and appeared to be in competition for the bush with a nearby Western Tiger Swallowtail. They seemed to be chasing each other off the bush.
Region: 
Grant County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Residential address
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.8455498, -108.25699329999998

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:20
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1171126

Observation Notes: 
80F, light breeze, roving thunderstorms moving out from the mountains. This individual was nectaring on Blue Mist Spirea in our garden.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
1296 Lejano Lane, Santa Fe, NM -- front courtyard
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.685541836248, -105.91406413558195

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 15:12
Suggested Identification: 
Lyside Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1170830

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly appeared to be nectaring on a large patch of lavender, resting with open wings for a few seconds before flitting to a new perch but stayed around the lavender for at least 10 minutes. Almost black in appearance with bright white hindwing fringe and few small white spots on upper forewing. Seems unlikely this far north, but thinking it might be Drusius Cloudywing; two lines of white dots seen in underwing shot (by R. Gracey) might just make it a very dark Funereal Duskywing ?
Region: 
Bernalillo County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Lavender patch in front of restaurant parking lot
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.16165267298381, -106.34911216773685

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 13:20
Suggested Identification: 
Drusius Cloudywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1170210

Observation Notes: 
Assumed to be taking in moisture and minerals from damp soil of trail in mixed conifer/aspen woodland, near Panchuela Creek.
Region: 
San Miguel County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Trail 288, along Panchuela Creek, west of Panchuela Campground Trailhead, NW of Cowles. Elevation approx. 8,500 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.84008007242601, -105.67222581572423

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:02
Suggested Identification: 
Russet Skipperling?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly