Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1325110

Arachne Checkerspot
Poladryas arachne

Observation date: May 24, 2022
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flying, landing on the ground at the summit (9,120 ft. elev.) and opening and closing its wings--basking or activiting flight muscles in an effort to warm up? The temperature was quite cool.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: first of the year! and yes, this species has hilltopping males. thanks, Rene!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County