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  Sighting 1331726

Bordered Patch
Chlosyne lacinia

Observation date: July 07, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: One of two patches displaying within a stand (~15m x 25m) of Apache plume short shrubs (1-1.5m tall) and large boulders along the Pine Tree Trail near the Aguirre Spring Campground, on the east-facing low-slope of the Organ Mountains. The soil was damp following a light, overnight monsoon rainfall. These patches had one brief interaction that I interpreted to be territorial (image #6). This individual had predominantly tan-to-orange markings on the dorsal surface and white-to-cream on the ventral surface. The afternoon was hot, humid, with light wind, and under full sunshine.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 12, 2022
Coordinator notes: the more prevalent orange on this guy is more typical for this species eastward into Texas; ssp. adjutrix. they interbreed freely and produce a full range of intermediate forms; this is actually an intermediate pattern. they get way more orange farther east in TX
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County