Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1344551

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: September 18, 2022
Submitted by: Janet Ruth
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: foraging with some Orange/Clouded Sulfurs at yellow asters in open woodland; a bit concerned about the lack of a distinctive tail but based ID mostly on the slightly fuzzy upper wing view with the black bar at the top of the forewing and the black "streaks" in from the outer edge of both fore and hind wing.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: wow! this is way far north for this species and a new record for Sandoval County. nice work! the summer form (as this one) lacks a true tail, so your ID is right on.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County