Sheridan Coffey and I visited New Mexico and adjacent southernmost Colorado from July 04 - 06, 2008. Although primarily a birding trip we fitted-in some time to look for butterflies at higher elevations. The sites visited were:- Jemez Falls, Sandoval county New Mexico, and along road CO126 west of there; Cumbres Pass area, Conejos county, Colorado just north of where FR117 drops south into New Mexico; Chama area, Rio Arriba county, New Mexico - specifically a few miles south along H84 where a sagebrush plateau crosses the road; Emory Pass area, Grant/Sierra counties New Mexico on NM152 a few miles either side of the Pass:
NOTE: ID's now reflect feedback from Dr. Andrew Warren:
leps168: Pine White Neophasia menapia near the Emory Pass area.
leps161: Margined White Pieris marginalis south of the Cumbres Pass area.
leps151: Queen Alexandra's Sulphur Colias alexandra in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps148: Blue Copper Lycaena heteronea south of Chama.
leps169: Southwestern Azure Celastrina echo cinerea near the Emory Pass area.
leps146: Spalding's Blue Euphilotes spaldingi south of Chama.
leps159: Arctic Blue Agriades glandon in the Cumbres Pass area and near Jemez Falls.
leps147: Melissa Blue Plebejus melissa south of Chama.
leps155: Greenish Blue Plebejus saepiolus in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps170: Weidemeyer’s Admiral Limenitis weidemeyerii near the Emory Pass area.
leps165: probably Northwestern Fritillary Speyeria hesperis form electa near Jemez Falls.
leps167: Northwestern Fritillary Speyeria hesperis form nausicaa near the Emory Pass area.
leps162: Milbert's Tortoiseshell Aglais milberti at Jemez Falls.
leps152: Anicia/Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas anicia in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps164: Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis at Jemez Falls.
leps157: Field Crescent Phyciodes pulchella in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps153: Common Alpine Erebia epipsodea in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps158: Common Ringlet Coenonympha tullia in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps149: Chryxus Arctic Oeneis chryxus in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps150: Uhler's Arctic Oeneis uhleri in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps154: Mexican Cloudywing Thorybes mexicana in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps160: Garita Skipperling Oarisma garita in the Cumbres Pass area and at Jemez Falls.
leps156: Draco Skipper Polites draco in the Cumbres Pass area.
leps163: Taxiles SkipperPoanes taxiles in the Emory Pass area and at Jemez Falls.