Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333329

Arizona Sister
Adelpha eulalia

Observation date: July 15, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sisters have arrived, in small numbers, to the canyons of the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces, NM. A newly arrived individual in Soledad Canyon was observed basking and taking nutrients/electrolytes from spring water at the head of Soledad Canyon; it spent most of the time defending territory near large oak, western hackberry, and maple trees. The day was hot, mostly sunny, and with occasional wind gusts up-canyon.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 20, 2022
Coordinator notes: excellent!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County