Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Red-bordered Satyr
Gyrocheilus patrobas

Observation date: September 11, 2022
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hiking over Signal Peak and Black Peak to Twin Sisters and back, we saw somewhere between 20 and 30 of these. Usually, they were traveling over the landscape singly. Some nectared, mostly at asters, but most were just moving along with frequent stops on substrate or vegetation. They did not appear below about 8400 ft elevation and were most common on south-facing slopes where the density of flowers was the greatest. The ponderosa pine forest was open but there were few burn scars.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: Nice shot, Marta. I'm not sure I've ever seen one where the red border had so much blue in it. very striking. may I please borrow for BofNM?
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County