Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1170208

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on clover along trail in mixed conifer/aspen woodland at approx. 9,800 ft. elevation.
Region: 
San Miguel County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area. Near junction of Trails 288 and 251, 4.2 miles west of Panchuela Trailhead, NW of Cowles. Elevation approx. 9,800 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.8678218167218, -105.71396567401291

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:05
Suggested Identification: 
Greenish Blue?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1170206

Observation Notes: 
Observed on Princely Daisy (Erigeron formosissimus) along trail in mixed conifer/aspen woodland with sunny gaps, small meadows.
Region: 
San Miguel County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest , Pecos Wilderness Area Trail 288, approx. 4 miles west of Panchuela Campground Trailhead, NW of Cowles.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.86554384417831, -105.71409853240766

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:13
Suggested Identification: 
Checkered Skipper complex
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1170186

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on Horsetail Milkweed (Asclepias subverticillata) flowers. A Monarch was feeding on the same patch of milkweeds.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
At southern end of Eldorado Community Preserve Trail 403 in an area known as Hidden Canyon Loop. This large patch of Horsetail Milkweed is located behind a human-built dam or berm (stock tank) that is currently dry. The trail is SW of CR 51 (Ojo De La Vaca Road). Elevation: 7,030 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.49331506114737, -105.84174297781306

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:15
Suggested Identification: 
Variegated Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1170020

Observation Notes: 
On wild onion flower
Region: 
Sandoval County
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.86832779920045, -106.7490005493164

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 13:35
Suggested Identification: 
Silver-bordered fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1169978

Observation Notes: 
Perched on vegetation along Eldorado Community Preserve Trail 403 in Pinyon-Juniper habitat. Elevation approx. 7,050 ft.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve Trail 403, SW of CR 51 (Ojo De La Vaca Road).
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.500109281359016, -105.83966095210326

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
Reakirt's Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1169976

Observation Notes: 
Flying over and perching on Santa Fe National Forest Road 102 (Borrego Trail 150) SW of the Santa Fe Ski Area at approx. 9,300 ft.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest Road 102 (Borrego Trail 150) SW of the Santa Fe Ski Area at approx. 9,300 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.78313028296446, -105.82787901163101

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:49
Suggested Identification: 
Edward's Fritillary?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1169972

Observation Notes: 
Observed flying over and perched on gravel Forest Road 102 (Santa Fe National Forest Trail 150).
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest Road 102 (Borrego Trail 150), SW of Santa Fe Ski Area. Elevation approx. 9,300 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.78341104493331, -105.82802626350826

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:54
Suggested Identification: 
Weidemeyer's Admiral
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1169963

Observation Notes: 
Probable male nectaring on Horsetail Milkweed ( Asclepias subverticillata). Visited various milkweed plants within this patch.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
At the southern end of the Eldorado Community Preserve Trail 403, an area known as Hidden Canyon Loop. The milkweed patch is situated behind a human-built dam or berm (stock tank) that is currently dry. This portion of the preserve is located west of CR 51 (Ojo De La Vaca Road). The elevation is approx. 7,000 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.49333441200514, -105.84174358112227

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:13
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1169819

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on probable Parry's Sunflower (Helianthella parryi) along trail in a sunny patch within mixed conifer/aspen woodland. Elevation approx. 8,400 ft. A probable Purplish Copper is also nectaring on this same plant.
Region: 
San Miguel County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest Pecos Wilderness, Trail 288 along Pachuela Creek, approx. 1.25 miles NW of Pachuela Campground trailhead, NW of Cowles.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.84219707700499, -105.67313142449314

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:11
Suggested Identification: 
Tawny-edged Skipper?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1169808

Observation Notes: 
Observed "puddling" on damp soil of the trail in mixed conifer/aspen woodland. Elevation Approx. 8,600 ft.
Region: 
San Miguel County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness Area Trail 288 approx. 1.5 miles NW of Panchuea Campground trailhead, NW of Cowles.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.84438458861995, -105.67406670659693

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:32
Suggested Identification: 
Atlantis Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly