Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1259528

Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme

Observation date: July 10, 2020
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Scattered high thin clouds, temp around 80 degrees F, slight to no breeze, 3rd day of extended heat wave. One female observed nectaring on purple clover along with several Orange Sulphurs. Female Clouded Sulphur observed quivering wings as male Orange Sulphur hovered alongside. Observation at ~9400 ft elevation.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: July 19, 2020
Coordinator notes: Based on the exaggerated dark markings dorsally, this is likely an Orange Sulphur.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County