Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1265523

Observation Notes: 
Male and female interacting on a leaf of American Spikenard (one nudging up against the other) along the trail. Probable courtship on the part of the male, but no mating observed. Female may have already been mated according to reviewer Steve Cary.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Hyde Memorial State Park, Waterfall Trail at approx. 8,800 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.73603905647703, -105.8324301042046

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:24
Suggested Identification: 
Northwestern Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265515

Observation Notes: 
Perhaps ten or more individuals flying about and alighting on vegetation and the ground in a riparian area along a creek in Gallinas Canyon.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Location Notes: 
Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Gallinas Canyon Trail at approx. 6,200 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.51640024375946, -105.19923858984393

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:20
Suggested Identification: 
Common Wood-Nymph
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265339

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.967788053000326, -104.381579631476

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 11:01
Suggested Identification: 
Marine Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265319

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.8318487250941, -105.66671138038231

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:46
Suggested Identification: 
Russet Skipperling: Piruna pirus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265317

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.833014379612635, -105.66791117858166

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:30
Suggested Identification: 
Small wood nymph: Cercyonis oetus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265316

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.80570841427892, -105.66795580260705

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 16:21
Suggested Identification: 
Mourning cloak: Nymphalis antiopa
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265314

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.831112521679444, -105.66577251097478

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 23:49
Suggested Identification: 
Green Comma: Polygonia faunus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265312

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.81778645289153, -105.67795518126687

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 22:14
Suggested Identification: 
Purplish Copper: Lycaena helloides
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265070

Observation Notes: 
Between a stream with lush vegetation and juniper scrub.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.16704634554059, -105.81669063541455

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:30
Suggested Identification: 
Hesperia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265069

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on American Spikenard (with a fritillary) along the Waterfall Trail (adjacent to creek) at approx. 8,700 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Hyde Memorial State Park/Santa Fe National Forest, Waterfall Trail at approx. 8,700 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.73566132710772, -105.83029362581668

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:29
Suggested Identification: 
Green Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly