Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1312339

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: September 19, 2021
Submitted by: JudyLY
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were several of these at the park, especially near the creek along the Arroyo Trail accessed via the La Cueva parking lot. They were often in clusters with many kinds of Sulphurs.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: this is the tailed, cool-season form, which seems to be seen more at this time of the season, whereas the untailed, brighter ones were more routine earlier in summer.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County