Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1374020

Observation date: November 06, 2023
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Nectaring on a late-blooming Chamisa shrub. Nine butterfly species were observed on the same shrub: Orange Sulphur, Checkered White, Common Checkered Skipper, Western Pygmy Blue, Buckeye, Painted Lady, Green Skipper, Fiery Skipper, Dainty Sulphur, and Variegated Fritillary, as well as a moth, many flies, numerous honey bees, and one or more wasps.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: November 13, 2023
Coordinator notes: In spite of not being able to see much on this photo, I agree with you that it's A. californica based on the backlit FW apex and the HW pattern. Good call. JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County