Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1318908

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: September 23, 2021
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual nectaring from red morning-glory flowers on vines established along the Soledad Canyon Trails. The morning was warm, breezy, and with bright sunshine.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: cool season form; most butterflies won't visit red flowers, but sulphurs will.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County