Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333274

Theona Checkerspot
Chlosyne theona

Observation date: July 15, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: An individual checkerspot taking nectar from a flowering whiteball acacia shrub in the arroyo bottom near the beginning of the Soledad Canyon Trail on the footslope of the Organ Mountains. It was foraging with a group of tiny checkerspots, one of which appeared to be engaging it in "courtship" (image #6). The mid-day was hot, under bright sunshine, and with moderate wind gusts.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 20, 2022
Coordinator notes: thank you Jim!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County