Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1319637

Ceraunus Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus

Observation date: July 16, 2021
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual perching on and taking nectar from spiny chloracantha flowers growing on the banks of the Rio Grande. The mid-day was hot and under full sunshine.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: March 04, 2022
Coordinator notes: Jim, this is a male Hemiargus ceraunus, which is much like Reakirt's but without the bold black dots on the FW underside. more of a southern species, whereas Reakirt's is common statewide.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County