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.


2021
In February 2021, this section of the website was significantly overhauled. Since 2010, there had been a page of photos for each year identifying the date and location of each butterfly photo. This involved a total of 4,294 photos, many of which were useful in identification but was growing unmanageable and included many that were not particularly good photos. Of that total, 2,847 were deleted bringing the overall number down to 1,447 which are organized taxonomically on six pages by family. In the new design, this entry page will include photos from the current year, and at the end of the year, a select number added to the taxonomy pages.

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Dobra Cloudywing?
(Cecropterus dobra)
[Railroad Cyn.]

Acmon/Lupine Blue
(Plebejus acmon/lupini)
[McMillan Cpgd.]

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)
[McMillan Cpgd.]

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)
[McMillan Cpgd.]

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)
[McMillan Cpgd.]

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)
[San Lorenzo]

Arizona Hairstreak
(Erora quaderna)
[McMillan Cpgd.]

Arizona Hairstreak
(Erora quaderna)
[McMillan Cpgd.]

Sagebrush Checkerspot
(Chlosyne acastus)
[Railroad Cyn.]

Sagebrush Checkerspot
(Chlosyne acastus)
[Railroad Cyn.]

Orange Skipperling
(Copaeodes aurantiacus)
[Railroad Cyn.]

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)
[Railroad Cyn.]

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)
[Railroad Cyn.]

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)
[Railroad Cyn.]

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)
[McMillan Cpgd.]

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
[Embudito]

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)
[Embudito]

Sonoran Metalmark
(Apodemia mejicanus)
[Embudito]

Southwestern Orangetip (f)
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)
[Embudito]

Southwestern Orangetip (f)
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)
[Embudito]

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Yucca Giant-Skipper
(Megathymus yuccae)
[Las Huertas]

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)
[Las Huertas]

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

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)
[Water Canyon]

Thicket Hairstreak
(Callophrys spinetorum)
[Water Canyon]

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atledes halesus)
[Water Canyon]

Sonoran Metalmark
(Apodemia mejicanus)
[Water Canyon]

Sonoran Metalmark
(Apodemia mejicanus)
[Water Canyon]

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)
[Embudito]

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
[Embudito]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
[Embudito]

Thicket Hairstreak
(Callophrys spinetorum)
[Doc Long/Bill Spring]

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)
[Three Gun]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Three Gun]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Three Gun]

Southwestern Orangetip (m)
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)
[Embudito]

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

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