Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1184052

Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia

Observation date: August 30, 2018
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed nectaring on probable Nakedstem Sunray (Enceliopsis nudicaulis) flowers and perching on bare rock on the top of a hill in the Eldorado Community Preserve. The butterfly was continually and rapidly opening and closing its wings as it perched on the rocky outcrops. Video of this behavior was taken.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 25, 2018
Coordinator notes: great photos
Checklist region(s): Santa Fe County, United States, New Mexico