Butterflies of New Mexico

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Note a few of the pictures (noted) are from Arizona or other states, and of course, some of the names may be incorrect. For each species, the most recent photo are shown first.


2024
After an extensive restructuring of this website in February 2021, this entry page will include photos from the current year; at the end of each year, a select number are added to the taxonomy pages.


Variable Checkerspot
(Euphydryas anicia carmentis)
[Pot Creek]

Variable Checkerspot
(Euphydryas anicia carmentis)
[Pot Creek]

Variable Checkerspot
(Euphydryas anicia carmentis)
[Pot Creek]

Variable Checkerspot
(Euphydryas anicia carmentis)
[Pot Creek]

Variable Checkerspot
(Euphydryas anicia carmentis)
[Pot Creek]

Variable Checkerspot
(Euphydryas anicia carmentis)
[Pot Creek]

Variable Checkerspot
(Euphydryas anicia carmentis)
[Pot Creek]

Arachne Checkerspot
(Poladryas arachne)
[Pot Creek]

Arachne Checkerspot
(Poladryas arachne)
[Pot Creek]

Arachne Checkerspot
(Poladryas arachne)
[Pot Creek]

Common Ringlet
(Coenonympha tullia)
[Pot Creek]

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)
[Pot Creek]

Lupine Blue
(Icaricia lupini)
[Pot Creek]

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophyrs gryneus)
[Pot Creek]

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophyrs gryneus)
[Pot Creek]

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)
[Pot Creek]

Nevada Skipper
(Hesperia nevada)
[Pot Creek]

Nevada Skipper
(Hesperia nevada)
[Pot Creek]

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
[Coyote Creek]

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)
[Coyote Creek]

Western Pine Elfin
(Callophrys eryphon)
[Coyote Creek]

Common Ringlet
(Coenonympha tullia)
[Coyote Creek]

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
[Coyote Creek]

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)
[Angel Fire]

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)
[Embudito]

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)
[Embudito]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Pterourus multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]
(also Hackberry Emperor, Canyonland Satyr, Western Pygmy-Blue)

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)
[Embudito]

Lupine Blue
(Icaricia lupini)
[Embudito]

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)
[Bill Spring]

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)
[Bill Spring]

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophyrs gryneus)
[Bill Spring]

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
[Bill Spring]

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)
[Bill Spring]

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)
[Bill Spring]

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)
[Capulin-Balsam]

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)
[Capulin-Balsam]

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)
[Embudito]

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)
[Embudito]

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)
[Embudito]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Pterourus multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)
[Capilla Peak Road]

Common Sootywing
(Pholisora catullus)
[Capilla Peak Road]

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)
[Capilla Peak Road]

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)
[Capilla Peak Road]

Pacuvius Duskywing
(Erynnis pacuvius)
[Capilla Peak Road]

Lupine Blue
(Icaricia lupini)
[Capilla Peak Road]

Dreamy Duskywing
(Erynnis icelus)
[Capilla Peak Road]

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)
[Embudito]

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)
[Embudito]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Pterourus multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Sonoran Metalmark
(Apodemia mejicanus)
[Embudito]

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)
[Embudito]

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)
[Embudito]

Viceroy
(Limenitis archippus)
[Percha Dam]

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)
[Embudito]

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)
[Embudito]

Horace's Duskywing
(Erynnis horatius)
[Embudito]

Horace's Duskywing
(Erynnis horatius)
[Embudito]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Pterourus multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Horace's Duskywing
(Erynnis horatius)
[Embudito]

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
[Embudito]

Spring White
(Sisymbria sisymbrii)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)
[Embudito]

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)
[Embudito]

Lupine Blue
(Icaricia lupini)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Spring White
(Sisymbria sisymbrii)
[Embudito]

Echo Azure
(Celastrina echo)
[Embudito]

Spring White
(Sisymbria sisymbrii)
[Embudito]

Lupine Blue
(Icaricia lupini)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Spring White
(Sisymbria sisymbrii)
[Embudito]

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Burnsius communis)
[Embudito]

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)
[Embudo]

Spring White
(Sisymbria sisymbrii)
[Embudo]

Echo Azure
(Celastrina echo)
[Embudito]

Spring White
(Sisymbria sisymbrii)
[Embudito]

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis thoosa)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

[My first of season, 48F, 1104 3/4/24; other reports 3/1 and 3/3]

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