Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1309064

Observation date: August 25, 2021
Submitted by: tjay13
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not as confident in this Clouded/Orange separation or if habitat might help in separating species. This apparent female looks very similar to image in Swift Guide by Glassberg
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 09, 2021
Coordinator notes: you are very perceptive . . . albinic females are fairly common and essentially impossible to distinguish between Orange and Clouded. Because those two species interbreed regularly, BAMONA offers the option of approving a submittal as a hybrid, so I'll call it that just to get it into the system.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County