Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1174305

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Horsetail Milkweed.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve Trailhead #4, east of NM 51 (Ojo de la Vaca Road). The butterfly was located in a large patch of Horsetail Milkweed situated near the south end of ECIA Trail 403 at a location known as Hidden Canyon. The milkweed patch is in a swale behind an earthen dam or stock tank surrounded by Pinyon/Juniper habitat at approx. 7,000 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.49330682593965, -105.84175930839086

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 09:51
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1174048

Observation Notes: 
Perching on Siberian Elm leaf located along dry wash/arroyo. Missing portions of wings indicate probable past bird attack(s).
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Along Trail 174 just east of St. John's College, Santa Fe.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.6662194590546, -105.9076052430596

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:38
Suggested Identification: 
Weidemeyer's Admiral
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1173873

Observation Notes: 
Observed perched and basking on a rock near the summit of Picacho Peak at an elevation of approx. 8,450 ft.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
On the Picacho Peak Trail near the summit of Picacho Peak, east of Santa Fe at an elevation of approx. 8,450 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.677331631378195, -105.88657837987967

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:09
Suggested Identification: 
duskywing sp.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

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