Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1114865

Banded Orange Heliconian
Dryadula phaetusa

Observation date: April 18, 2017
Submitted by: DanLeifheit
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was on Apache Plume flowers at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico next to the shade structure by the natural entrance.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 21, 2017
Coordinator notes: WOW! this is the first time this subtropical species has been seen in New Mexico. Previously known only from Lower Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, and south from there. Thanks for seeing it, snapping pix, and submitting them to BAMONA!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Eddy County