Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1308174

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: August 20, 2021
Submitted by: JudyLY
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 23, 2021
Coordinator notes: excellent! you photographed enough sleepy oranges that finally you got a Tailed Orange. Backlit as it is, you can see the blackened dorsal veins (see Glassberg, 2017, p. 70). this, the summer form, has a reduced tail - just an angle, really - and it seems mostly missing from this worn individual. your bottom photo has the Tailed Orange and a Sleepy Orange below it.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County