Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1250647

Observation Notes: 
partly cloudy, temp low 60sF, observed nectaring on fleabane on the edge of gravel parking area at ~9200 ft elevation. I couldn't get a shot of the ventral side.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.89435355209976, -106.38724913510016

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
Greenish Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250645

Observation Notes: 
Clear skies, temp mid 60sF, observed briefly joining the edge of a "puddling party" of ~10 Two-tailed & Western Tiger Swallowtails
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.83837256157498, -106.36022940275816

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:09
Suggested Identification: 
Pale Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250643

Observation Notes: 
Partly cloudy, temp upper 60s, observed basking at ~9200 feet elevation
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.89431725986252, -106.38705554474627

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:00
Suggested Identification: 
Silvery Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250641

Observation Notes: 
Partly cloudy, temp in mid 60sF. Observed nectaring on fleabane with Field Crescent
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.83818719786917, -106.36079311821248

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 13:13
Suggested Identification: 
Purplish Copper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250578

Observation Notes: 
Sunny with breeze @ 10-15 from South. Humility 31%- Sipping on wild flowers (not ID’d),see photos - female I think?
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Roosevelt County
Location Notes: 
2 miles south of portales, nm on 206, then 1/2 West
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.15957511277645, -103.33960949082591

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:35
Suggested Identification: 
Fulvia Checkerspot-Chlosyne fulvia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250460

Observation Notes: 
Female nectaring on globemallow.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve, Trail 101, approx. 1 mile west of CR 51 (Ojo de la Vaca Rd.), and 0.5 mile south of I-25 at approx. 7,000 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.530423004547984, -105.8610337214411

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:34
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered Skipper complex
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250312

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.6928992346867, -105.77406461450195

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:30
Suggested Identification: 
Western Tailed-Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250305

Observation Notes: 
Thanks to Jonathan Batkin for the ID help.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.7578137611063, -106.22546981225585

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:57
Suggested Identification: 
Viereck's Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250200

Observation Notes: 
There were thistles blooming along the trail, although this individuals was found trying to hide on a large boulder.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.219240662582486, -106.47900926602149

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Atrytonopsis python
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1250198

Observation Notes: 
Not sure if it possible to distinguish these two species in the field.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.21741389753316, -106.47849647121302

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Pyrgus albescens/ communis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly