Sighting for November 21, 2017

John Gorey

Black Dog Road Arenas Valley
Grant County, NM

I had a good look at a male Statira Sulphur today. I thought it was a cloudless at first but it landed in an oak for a brief period. I quickly got a phone out to take a picture and it took off. Lots of butterflies today there was most likely a dingy purplewing in flight as well but it didn’t land for a confirmation. There were good winds and warm temps which is maybe how these guys turned up so far north and out of range.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady 4