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2012

November 22, 2012 - Percha Dam SP

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

October 31, 2012 - Whitewash Canyon and Embudito
Whitewash Canyon

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

Embudito Canyon

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

October 30, 2012 - Copper Open Space and Whitewash Canyon
Copper Open Space

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

'Dark' Tropical Buckeye
(Junonia evarete nigrosuffusa)

'Dark' Tropical Buckeye
(Junonia evarete nigrosuffusa)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Whitewash Canyon

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

October 29, 2012 - Embudito

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

October 27, 2012 - Los Poblanos and Willow Creek Open Space

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)
[Los Poblanos]

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)
[Willow Creek]

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)
[Willow Creek]

October 21, 2012 - Embudo Canyon

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

October 20, 2012 - Doc Long Picnic Area

California Tortoiseshell
(Nymphalis californica)

October 19, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

October 14-16, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

October 13, 2012 - Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

October 10-11, 2012 - Copper OS and Randall Davey Audubon Center

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)
[Copper OS]

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
[Randall Davey]

October 6, 2012 - Corrales

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

October 3-4, 2012 - Pueblo Montano and Fourth of July Campground

Fiery Skipper (f)
(Hylephila phyleus)
[Pueblo Montano]

Fiery Skipper (m)
(Hylephila phyleus)
[Pueblo Montano]

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)
[Fourth of July]

September 26, 2012 - Pine Shadow Spring and Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Pine Shadow Spring

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Common Checkered Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis wiedemeyerii)

Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area

Bordered Patch
(Chlosyne lacinia)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Viceroy
(Limenitis archippus)

Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

'Dark'Tropical Buckeye
(Junonia evarete nigrosuffusa)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Caterpillar
 

Caterpillar
 

September 19, 2012 - Gilman Tunnel Road
[N 35°46.497', W 106°47.548']

Apache Skipper
(Hesperia woodgatei)

Apache Skipper
(Hesperia woodgatei)

Apache Skipper
(Hesperia woodgatei)

September 18, 2012 - Las Huertas Canyon

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Cabbage White
(Pieris rapae)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

September 15, 2012 - Embudito Canyon and Balsam Glade

Green Skipper
(Hesperia viridis)
[Embudito]

Green Skipper
(Hesperia viridis)
[Embudito]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Balsam Glade]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Balsam Glade]

September 5-10, 2012 - Road Trip to Sierra Vista AZ
(Click here for pictures from the Sierra Vista trip.)

September 1, 2012 - Romero Road, Corrales

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

August 29, 2012 - Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Viceroy
(Limenitis archippus)

Bordered Patch
(Chlosyne lacinia)

Bordered Patch
(Chlosyne lacinia)

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

August 27, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

August 25, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

August 10-12, 2012
(Silver City 8/10-11, Paseo del Rio and Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area 8/12)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

Sleepy Orange
(Abaeis nicippe)

Thicket Hairstreak
(Callophrys spinetorum)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Leda Ministreak
(Ministrymon leda)

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Palmer's Metalmark
(Apodemia palmeri)

Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)

Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Red-spotted Purple
(Limenitis arthemis)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)

Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)

Bordered Patch
(Chlosyne lacinia)

Bordered Patch
(Chlosyne lacinia)

Bordered Patch
(Chlosyne lacinia)

Elada Checkerspot
(Texola elada)

Elada Checkerspot
(Texola elada)

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Golden Banded-Skipper
(Autochton cellus)

Golden-headed Scallopwing
(Staphylus ceos)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Common Sootywing
(Pholisora catullus)

Four-spotted Skipperling
(Piruna polingii)

Four-spotted Skipperling
(Piruna polingii)

Edward's Skipperling
(Oarisma edwardsii)

Orange Skipperling
(Copaeodes aurantiaca)

Orange Skipperling
(Copaeodes aurantiaca)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Dotted Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes eos)

Dotted Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes eos)

Dotted Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes eos)

August 9, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

August 6, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Sleepy Orange
(Abaeis nicippe)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Margined White
(Pieris marginalis)

Common Woodnymph
(Cercyonis pegala)

August 2, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Spalding's Blue
(Euphilotes spaldingi)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

July 13-14, 2012 - Las Vegas, NM

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Pine White
(Neophasia menapia)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Clouded Sulphur (m)
(Colias philodice)

Clouded Sulphur (f)
(Colias philodice)

Taxiles Skipper (m)
(Poanes taxiles)

Taxiles Skipper (f)
(Poanes taxiles)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Colorado Hairstreak
(Hypaurotis crysalus)

Banded Hairstreak
(Satyrium calanus)

Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon)

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

Green Comma
(Polygonia faunus)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Horace's Duskywing
(Erynnis horatius)

July 11, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Common Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis pegala)

Small Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis oetus)

Colorado Hairstreak
(Hypaurotis crysalus)

Pine White
(Neophasia menapia)

July 4, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Banded Hairstreak
(Satyrium calanus)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Margined White
(Pieris marginalis)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Common Sootywing
(Pholisora catullus)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

July 2, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Colorado Hairstreak
(Hypaurotis crysalus)

Behr's Hairstreak
(Satyrium behrii)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Common Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis pegala)

Small Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis oetus)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

June 30, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon)

Pine White
(Neophasia menapia)

Banded Hairstreak
(Satyrium calanus)

Small Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis oetus)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

California Tortoiseshell
(Nymphalis californica)

California Tortoiseshell
(Nymphalis californica)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Margined White
(Pieris marginalis)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Coneflower

Coneflower

June 29, 2012 - Tijeras Ranger Station

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Dainty Sulphur
(Nathalis iole)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

June 28, 2012 - Circle A Ranch, Cuba

Common Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis pegala)

Common Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis pegala)

Pine White
(Neophasia menapia)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Colorado Hairstreak
(Hypaurotis crysalus)

June 25, 2012 - Las Huertas Canyon

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Dun Skipper
(Euphyes vestris)

Colorado Hairstreak
(Hypaurotis crysalus)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

June 22-24, 2012 - Cimmaron and Sugarite Canyons

Silvery Checkerspot
(Chlosyne nycteis)

Silvery Checkerspot
(Chlosyne nycteis)

Silvery Checkerspot
(Chlosyne nycteis)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

Common Ringlet
(Coenonympha tullia)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

Sleepy Orange
(Abaeis nicippe)

Thicket Hairstreak
(Callophrys spinetorum)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Nevada Skipper
(Hesperia nevada)

Garita Skipperling
(Oarisma garita)

Dun Skipper
(Euphyes vestris)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

June 21, 2012 - Los Lunas

Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

June 19, 2012 - Las Huertas Canyon

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Colorado Hairstreak
(Hypaurotis crysalus)

Colorado Hairstreak
(Hypaurotis crysalus)

Russet Skipperling
(Piruna pirus)

Russet Skipperling
(Piruna pirus)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Variegated Fritillary &
Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

June 18, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Behr's Hairstreak
(Satyrium behrii)

Taxiles Skipper
(Poanes taxiles)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)
June 16, 2012 - Santa Fe Ski Basin

Common Alpine
(Erebia epipsodea)

Common Alpine
(Erebia epipsodea)

Common Alpine
(Erebia epipsodea)

Common Alpine
(Erebia epipsodea)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Clouded Sulpur
(Colias philodice)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Mexican Cloudywing
(Thorybes mexicana)

Persius Duskywing
(Erynnis persius)

Mexican Cloudywing
(Thorybes mexicana)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

June 14, 2012 - Jemez

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Greenish Blue
(Plebejus saepiolus)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Northern Crescent
(Phyciodes cocyta)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

June 3-9, 2012 - Southern Sierra, California
(Click here for pictures from the California trip.)

May 30, 2012 - Las Huertas
Triple Play - Arizona Sister, Mourning Cloak, Weidemeyer's Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Dreamy Duskywing
(Erynnis icelus)

Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

May 27-28, 2012 - Capitan,Gran Quivira, and Quarai

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)

Painted Crescent
(Phyciodes picta)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)

Common Sootywing
(Pholisora catullus)

Common Sootywing
(Pholisora catullus)

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Python Skipper
(Atrytonopsis python)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

Melissa Blue
(Plebejus melissa)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

May 25, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Northwestern Fritillary
(Speyeria hesperis)

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Arctic Blue
(Plebejus glandon)

Arctic Blue
(Plebejus glandon)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Margined White
(Pieris marginalis)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

May 24, 2012 - Otero Canyon

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

May 19, 2012 - Domingo Baca Canyon

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Cabbage White
(Pieris rapae)

May 18, 2012 - Sandia Mountains

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Silvery Blue
(Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Silvery Blue
(Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Silvery Blue
(Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

May 16, 2012 - Jemez Mtns. and Bandelier

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Dreamy Duskywing
(Erynnis icelus)

Hoary Elfin
(Callophrys polios)

Hoary Elfin
(Callophrys polios)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Thicket Hairstreak
(Callophrys spinetorum)

Bosiduval's Blue
(Plebejus icarioides)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Dainty Sulphur
(Nathalis iole)

May 15, 2012 - Domingo Baca Canyon

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Mormon Metalmark
(Apodemia mormo)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

May 11, 2012 - Hondo Canyon

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Python Skipper
(Atrytonopsis python)

Python Skipper
(Atrytonopsis python)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Western Tailed-Blue
(Cupido amyntula)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

May 10, 2012 - Quarai Mission and Priest Canyon

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

Field Crescent
& Variegated Fritillary

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Fulvia Checkerspot
& Juniper Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

May 9, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

May 5, 2012 - Edward Sargent and William Humphries WMAs

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Greenish Blue
(Plebejus saepiolus)

Greenish Blue
(Plebejus saepiolus)

Greenish Blue
(Plebejus saepiolus)

Rocky Mountain Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus xanthus)

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus xanthus)

Sheridan's Hairstreak
(Callophrys sheridanii)

Sheridan's Hairstreak
(Callophrys sheridanii)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Large Marble
(Euchloe ausonides)

Large Marble
(Euchloe ausonides)

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)

Southern Rocky Mt.Orangetip
(Anthocharis julia)

Southern Rocky Mt. Orangetip
(Anthocharis julia)

Western Pine Elfin
(Callophrys eryphon)

Western Pine Elfin
(Callophrys eryphon)
May 3, 2012 - Bosque del Apache May 1, 2012 - Rio Grande Nature Center

Viceroy
(Limenitis archippus)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

April 30, 2012 - Copper Open Space April 28, 2012 - Bosque del Apache

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Viceroy
(Limenitis archippus)

April 27, 2012 - Hondo Canyon

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

April 25, 2012 - Copper Open Space April 26, 2012 - Belen NM

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

April 23, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Mormon Metalmark
(Apodemia mormo)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Spring Wite
(Pontia sisymbrii)

April 21, 2012 - Bear Trap Campground - Socorro County

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Morrison's Skipper
(Stinga morrisoni)

Morrison's Skipper
(Stinga morrisoni)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Thicket Hairstreak
(Callophrys spinetorum)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Sleepy Orange
(Abaeis nicippe)

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)

April 20, 2012 - Copper OS, Embudo and Embudito Canyon

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)

Dainty Sulphur
(Nathalis iole)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

April 17, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Southwestern Orangetip (m)
(Anthocharis thoosa)

Southwestern Orangetip (m)
(Anthocharis thoosa)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erinnis funeralis)

Rocky Mountain Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

April 16, 2012 - Hondo Canyon and Embudo Canyon

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
[Hondo]

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
[Hondo]

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
[Hondo]

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)
[Hondo]

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)
[Embudo]

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)
[Embudo]

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)
[Embudo]

April 13, 2012 - Copper Open Space and Embudito Canyon

Mormon Metalmark
(Apodemia mormo)
[Copper OS]

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)
[Embudito]

April 11, 2012 - Rio Grande Nature Center

Cabbage White
(Peiris rapae)

April 9, 2012 - Otero and Hondo Canyon

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)
[Otero]

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)
[Otero]

Southwestern Orangetip (m)
(Anthocharis thoosa)
[Hondo]

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)
[Hondo]

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)
[Hondo]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Hondo]

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)
[Hondo]

April 8, 2012 - Embudo Canyon

Orange Sulphur (f)
(Colias eurytheme)

Rocky Mt. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Rocky Mt. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

April 7, 2012 - Priest Canyon

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Rocky Mt. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Thicket Hairstreak
(Callophrys spinetorum)

April 6, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Rocky Mt. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

April 5, 2012 - Cochiti Lake

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

April 1, 2012 - Embudito Canyon
Southwestern Orangetip (female) (Anthocharis thoosa)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

March 31, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Rocky Mountain Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

March 30, 2012 - Embudito and Hondo Canyons

Southwestern Orangetip
(female)

(Anthocharis thoosa)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)
[Hondo]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

March 26, 2012 - Spring Canyon State Park NM

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Pipevine Swallowtail
(Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail
(Battus philenor)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

March 25, 2012 - Tucson Catalina Mts.

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Brown Elfin
(Callophrys augustinus)

Mournful Duskywing
(Erynnis tristis)

March 24, 2012 - Tucson Peppersauce Canyon

Zela Metalmark
(Emesis zela)

Texan Crescent
(Anthanassa texana)

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)

Spring Azure
(Celestrina ladon)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Sagebrush Checkerspot
(Chlosyne acastus)

Sagebrush Checkerspot
(Chlosyne acastus)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)
 

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)
 

Golden-headed
Scallopwing

(Staphylus ceos)

Empress Leilia
(Asterocampa leilia)
 

March 23, 2012 - Silver City NM

Goatweed Leafwing
(Anaea andria)

Mexican Yellow
(Eurema mexicana)

Meridian Duskywing
(Erynnis meridianus)

Common Streaky-Skipper
(Celotes nessus)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

Satyr Comma
(Polygonia satyrus)

March 17, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Southwestern Orangetip
(female)

(Anthocharis thoosa)

Southwestern Orangetip
(female)

(Anthocharis thoosa)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
 

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
 

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

March 16, 2012 - Embudito Canyon

Southwestern Orangetip
(male)

(Anthocharis thoosa)

Southwestern Orangetip
(male)

(Anthocharis thoosa)

March 15, 2012 - Copper OS, Embudito Canyon

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Copper OS]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Embudito]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Embudito]

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)
[Embudito]

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis thoosa)
[Embudito]

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)
[Embudito]

March 14, 2012 - Los Lunas

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
[Tijeras]

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
[Tijeras]

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
[Tijeras]

March 13, 2012 - Copper OS, Hondo Canyon, Tijeras Ranger Station, Embudito

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Copper OS]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Hondo]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Embudito]

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)
[Embudito]

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)
[Hondo]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)
[Embudito]

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)
[Tijeras]

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)
[Embudito]

March 12, 2012 - Domingo Baca and Embudito Canyon

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Domingo Baca]

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)
[Embudito]

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)
[Embudito]

March 5, 2012 - Domingo Baca

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis) Mating Behavior?

Interesting parasites on Red-root Wild Buckwheat

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