Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1253778

Weidemeyer's Admiral
Limenitis weidemeyerii

Observation date: June 09, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Worden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly landed on my head and then bounced off me several times before landing close by... long enough to take a couple of pictures from 4' away. This was in a volcanic area with scrub bushes and ponderosa pines. Warm and sunny. Flight pattern was typical... quick changes in direction with short glides. No noticeable flowers in the area or on the bush that it landed on for a few seconds.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: thanks Paul! We have few butterfly reports from this area so your submittal will fill in a big blank on the map for this species.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Cibola County