Butterflies of New Mexico

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2019

July 5, 2019 - 8000'.

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

Black Swallowtail
(Piruna pirus)
July 1, 2019 - Capulin Spring. July 1, 2019 - Embudito.

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)
June 29, 2019 - Abo, Red Canyon.

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Acmon Blue &Marine Blue
(Plebejus acmon & Leptotes marina)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Uncas Skipper
(Hesperia uncas)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)
June 22, 2019 - Las Huertas, Doc Long.

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)
June 21, 2019 - Embudo.

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Green Skipper
(Hesperia viridis)
June 19, 2019 - Ojito de San Antonio and Doc Long, NM.

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
June 16, 2019 - Embudito.

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)
June 14, 2019 - Mills Canyon Area.

Dotted Checkerspot
(Poladryas minuta)

Dotted Checkerspot
(Poladryas minuta)

Dotted Checkerspot
(Poladryas minuta)

Uncas Skipper
(Hesperia uncas)

Uncas Skipper
(Hesperia uncas)

Strecker's Giant-Skipper
(Megathymus streckeri)
June 13, 2019 - Sanchez Farm. June 12, 2019 - Embudito.

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
June 9, 2019 - Embudito.

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)

Green Skipper
(Hesperis viridis)
June 8, 2019 - Bill Spring.

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)
June 6, 2019 - San Ysidro, NM.

Saltbush Sootywing
(Hesperopsis alphaeus)
May 31, 2019 - Cienega Canyon and Bill Spring.

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Arctic Blue
(Plebejus glandon)

Arctic Blue
(Plebejus glandon)

Arctic Blue
(Plebejus glandon)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)
May 28, 2019 - Elena Gallegos, Hondo Canyon, Cienega Canyon.

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)
May 27, 2019 - Embudo and Embudito.

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)

Green Skipper
(Hesperia viridis)

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)
May 26, 2019 - Embudito.

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)
May 25, 2019 - Greens Peak Road, AZ.

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

Morrison's Skipper
(Stinga morrisoni)

Morrison's Skipper
(Stinga morrisoni)
May 24, 2019 - Greens Peak Road, AZ.

Western Pine Elfin
(Callophrys eryphon)

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Dreamy Duskywing
(Erynnis )
May 23, 2019 - Embudito.

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)
May 22, 2019 - Manzano Mountains.

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)

Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes oslari)

Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes oslari)

Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes oslari)
May 20, 2019 - Embudito.

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Green Skipper
(Hesperis viridis)
May 18, 2019 - Socorro Area.

Sleepy Orange
(Abaeis nicippe)
[Sevilleta]

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)
[The Box]

Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon)
[Bear Trap CG]

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)
[Bear Trap CG]

Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)
[The Box]

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)
[Bear Trap CG]

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)
[Bear Trap CG]

Common Streaky-Skipper
(Celotes nessus)
[The Box]

Common Streaky-Skipper
(Celotes nessus)
[The Box]

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus xanthus)
[Bear Trap CG]

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus xanthus)
[Bear Trap CG]

Yucca Giant-Skipper
(Megathymus yuccae)
[Bear Trap CG]

Yucca Giant-Skipper
(Megathymus yuccae)
[Bear Trap CG]

Orange Skipperling
(Copaeodes aurantiaca)
[The Box]

Morrison's Skipper
(Stinga morrisoni)
[Bear Trap CG]

Morrison's Skipper
(Stinga morrisoni)
[Bear Trap CG]
May 15, 2019 - Manzanos.

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Small Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus scriptura)
May 14, 2019 - Embudito.

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)
May 6, 2019 - Bill Spring.

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Dreamy Duskywing
(Erynnis icelus)
May 3, 2019 - Bitter Lake NWR. May 2, 2019 - Washington Ranch.

Saltbush Sootywing
(Hesperopsis alphaeus)

Saltbush Sootywing
(Hesperopsis alphaeus)

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)
April 27, 2019 - Embudito.

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Dainty Sulphur
(Nathalis iole)

Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
April 26, 2019 - Embudito.

Two-tailed Swallowtail (w/Dainty Sulphur)
(Papilio multicaudata)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
April 25, 2019 - Quarai. April 24, 2019 - Embudito.

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Variegated Fritllary
(Euptoieta claudia)
April 20, 2019 - Embudito.

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Mormon Metalmark
(Apodemia mormo)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)
April 19, 2019 - Ojito de San Antonio. April 16, 2019 - Embudito.

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)
April 13, 2019 - Sedona, AZ.

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)
April 8, 2019 - Embudito.

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
April 5, 2019 - Embudito.

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
April 4, 2019 - Elena Gallegos Open Space.

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
April 2, 2019 - Willow Creek Open Space.

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
April 2, 2019 - Embudito.

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
March 29, 2019 - Rockhound & Spring Canyon SP.

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Texan Crescent
(Anthanassa texana)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Common Streaky-Skipper
(Celotes nessus)
March 27, 2019 - Embudito.

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)
March 24, 2019 - Embudito.

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)
March 19, 2019 - Embudito. March 6, 2019 - Embudito.

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

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