Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1348026

White-striped Longtail
Chioides albofasciatus

Observation date: October 30, 2022
Date notes: Time is approximate. There were *far* more butterflies found on the way out than on the way in.
Submitted by: Chrustay
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I wasn't expecting this one but delighted to see it! Perhaps a new late date? I don't think that there is too much that this can be confused with. We found another tailless C. albofasciatus very, very close to the NM/AZ border - so close that it might not have been in NM. (Additionally, two T. dorantes were in Arizona but within a mile of the NM border.) I have additional photos if needed.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: November 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: terrific, Christopher! yes, a late date seems correct. possibly only our 3rd sighting ever. nice work!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Hidalgo County