New Mexico Butterflies

Steve Cary’s blog about butterflies of New Mexico.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Despite the heavy drought and wildfires that have plagued our region and changed the butterfly populations in certain areas, butterfly watchers and lepidopterists have recorded some rare butterflies and interesting butterfly activity in New Mexico, including mating Desert Viceroys, Mourning Cloak larvae groups, a Nevada Cloudywing, and a Poling’s Hairstreak.

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Our Wild Butterfly Rumpus

Butterflies are out and about as spring has arrived in New Mexico, and Steve Cary and his fellow butterfly watchers have recently discovered amazing characteristics and habits of some of these winged creatures, including Mourning Cloaks and Duskywings.

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Mariposa March Madness

Steven Cary brings us the world of Spring butterfly activity. As citizen scientists are increasing their submissions to BAMONA, we enjoy a detailed glimpse into Jim Von Loh’s observations of mating Desert Orangetips.

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Chiricahuactober

Steve Cary recounts his recent visit to southeast Arizona, shares highlights of the fall butterfly season in New Mexico, and reflects on the life of Dale Zimmerman.

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