Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1311744

Vesta or Graphic Crescent
Phyciodes graphica

Observation date: August 30, 2021
Submitted by: Rob Wu
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed flying low to the ground, apparently nectaring on a small annual forb that was plentiful in the bottom of Helms Valley (Oscura Mountains) in an area that had undergone a prescribed burn earlier in the year.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 20, 2021
Coordinator notes: this is a cool record, pretty far north. maybe breeding, but maybe just a summer vacation. thanks!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Lincoln County