Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1318909

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: August 17, 2021
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individuals flying from site-to-site on moist soil of seeps to take nutrients alongside Soledad Canyon Trail. They were few among many individuals of other butterfly species, the most common being sleepy oranges and checkered-skippers. The mid-day was warm and sunny with light wind gusts.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: spectacular! I'm borrowing these images, hope you don't mind!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County