Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333330

Tiny Checkerspot
Dymasia dymas

Observation date: July 15, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Having recently emerged, these small checkerspots are present in moderate numbers in a few lower canyon locations along the Organ Mountains, including Soledad Canyon. Monsoon rainfall resulted in a second flowering of Apache plume tall shrubs (common shrubs of arroyo bottoms) from which the checkerspots nectared, displayed, and courted. Relatively, these flowers are extremely small, compare the diameter to the wingspread of the small checkerspots. The midday was hot, partly sunny, and with light wind and gusts.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 20, 2022
Coordinator notes: terrific, thanks, Jim
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County