Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1221604

Observation Notes: 
Observed basking on a conifer (fir?) twig along the trail at approx. 8,500 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, near the intersection of Winsor (#254) and Borrego (#150) Trails at approx. 8,500 ft. elev. Approx. 1.5 miles north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.76399444303275, -105.83365989107824

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 11:25
Suggested Identification: 
Field Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221599

Observation Notes: 
Observed basking on Cutleaf Coneflower petal with a nectaring Fritillary sp. along the trail and near a tributary of Tesuque Creek.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, along Bear Wallow Trail (#182) Trail at approx. 8,400 ft. elev. Approx. 1 mile north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.75853725026297, -105.84454224217552

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:26
Suggested Identification: 
Purplish Copper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221590

Observation Notes: 
Observed perched on grass leaf along trail in mixed conifer (mostly Ponderosa Pine) woodland at approx. 8,500 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, near the intersection of Winsor (#254) and Borrego (#150) Trails at approx. 8,500 ft. elev. Approx. 1.5 miles north of Hyde Memorial State Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.76397495403751, -105.83415811011378

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 11:39
Suggested Identification: 
Snow's Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1220280

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on a cluster of probable James' Wild Buckwheat along with three other individuals of same species.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve Trail 404, south of CR 51 (Ojo De La Vaca Rd.) at approx. 7,200 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.50035347297731, -105.83971621024762

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 11:09
Suggested Identification: 
Thicket Hairstreak (although greenish coloration of underwings is more like that of Juniper (siva) Hairstreak)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1220276

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on probable James' Wild Buckwheat along trail in pinyon-juniper habitat at approx. 7,200 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve Trail 404, south of CR 51 (Ojo De La Vaca Rd.) at approx. 7,200 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.50792575905593, -105.8298178309633

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:02
Suggested Identification: 
Euphilotes sp. (Square-spotted Blue?)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1220210

Observation Notes: 
Seen later in the season than usual and at much higher altitude (~9000'), but lucky to get a ventral shot showing the diagnostic veining.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Location Notes: 
Seen along east side of Hwy 165 before coming to the more open stretches of the road.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.22087375984186, -106.40057503149058

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:50
Suggested Identification: 
Mexican Sootywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1219884

Observation Notes: 
Possibly basking and probing for moisture/minerals near the shore of the East Fork of the Jemez River, above Jemez Falls.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Falls National Recreation Area, along East Fork of the Jemez River, just upstream of Jemez Falls.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.81257599933183, -106.60659361030866

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:33
Suggested Identification: 
Taxiles Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1219881

Observation Notes: 
Perched on granite rock above Jemez Falls.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Falls National Recreation Area, just above Jemez Falls, near the overlook.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.812610496384, -106.60692930221558

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:50
Suggested Identification: 
Acmon Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1219877

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Cutleaf Coneflower adjacent to the East Fork of the Jemez River a short distance upstream of Jemez Falls.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Falls National Recreation Area, East Fork of the Jemez River, just above Jemez Falls.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.812497349012766, -106.60662214664109

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:13
Suggested Identification: 
American Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly