Attributes of Apodemia nais

Nais Metalmark
Apodemia nais (W.H. Edwards, 1877)

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Identification: Upperside checkered with dark brown and orange-brown; forewing with white spot near tip. Forewing below is orange with black spots. Hindwing below is gray with scattered black spots; orange spots near margin and center of wing.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/8 inches (3.2 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: Males perch and patrol near the host plant for females. Eggs are laid singly on leaves or flowers. Caterpillars rest in shelters of leaves tied together with silk and emerge to feed on leaves and fruits. Mature caterpillars hibernate in leaf litter.
Flight: One brood from May-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Fendler\'s snowbrush (Ceanothus fendleri).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open woodland, chaparral, streamsides.
Range: Rocky Mountains from central Colorado south to New Mexico, Arizona and northern Sierra Madre Occidentale of Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 06, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 16, 2007 legacy.reporter (Doug Mullens) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 13, 1975 legacy.reporter (Floyd Preston) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 24, 2011 cpcdolan Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States July 31, 2011 Details
July 14, 2010 stevecary San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States January 28, 2011 Details
August 02, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 23, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 09, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 1995 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 28, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 17, 1973 legacy.reporter (M. Van Buskirk) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 29, 2010 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 03, 2010 Details
June 29, 2010 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 18, 2009 legacy.reporter (Doug Mullins & John Rhodes) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 10, 2009 Details
July 28, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 06, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gila County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graham County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Larimer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boulder County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gilpin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Douglas County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Conejos County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Archuleta County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter La Plata County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montrose County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Miguel County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Park County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details