Attributes of Calephelis muticum

Swamp Metalmark
Calephelis muticum McAlpine, 1937

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Identification: Male with pointed forewing. Upperside of both sexes bright red-brown; dark median band not evident. Wing fringes lightly checkered.
Wing Span: 15/16 - 1 3/16 inches (2.4 - 3 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on underside of host plant leaves, which the caterpillars eat. Fourth and fifth stage caterpillars overwinter.
Flight: One flight from June-August in the Great Lakes region, two flights from May-September in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum) and roadside thistle (C. altissimum).
Adult Food: Nectar from yellow flowers including black-eyed susans.
Habitat: Bogs, marshes, swamps, wet meadows.
Range: Populations in southern Michigan, southern Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, and northern Arkansas. Isolated populations in central Kentucky and eastern Iowa.
Conservation: Isolated populations should be conserved wherever found.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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May 06, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 28, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 26, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 27, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 05, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 30, 2011 Troy Shively Logan County, Ohio, United States February 21, 2012 Details
July 18, 2007 Doug Taron Washington County, Wisconsin, United States November 04, 2011 Details
August 26, 2010 Howell Curtis Crawford County, Indiana, United States August 07, 2011 Details
June 13, 2009 Howell Curtis Perry County, Indiana, United States August 07, 2011 Details
May 28, 2011 vitaly charny Colbert County, Alabama, United States June 08, 2011 Details
July 17, 1997 legacy.reporter (Reinoehl, Jack) Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 19, 1997 legacy.reporter (Reinoehl, Jack with Jim Granlund, D. Powell) Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 01, 1999 legacy.reporter (Nielsen, Mogens C.) Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 01, 1999 legacy.reporter (Reinoehl, Jack) Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 01, 1999 legacy.reporter (Reinoehl, Jack) Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 03, 2000 legacy.reporter (Reinoehl, Jack) Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 2000 legacy.reporter (Reinoehl, Jack) Hillsdale County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 04, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 28, 2011 legacy.reporter (Faye Lacefield and Lindsey Thomas) Colbert County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 13, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 14, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 27, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 22, 2010 Steve Craig Greene County, Missouri, United States April 10, 2011 Details
June 04, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 28, 2011 legacy.reporter (Faye Lacefield and Lindsey Thomas) Colbert County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 13, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 14, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 27, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 01, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 29, 2009 legacy.reporter (David Dawson) Shannon County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 27, 2010 legacy.reporter (Lindsey Firth) Greene County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 28, 2010 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth) Greene County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth, Steve Craig) Greene County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth, Steve Craig) Greene County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Steve Craig) Greene County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 11, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jane Walker & Phil Koenig) Dent County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 29, 2009 legacy.reporter (David Dawson) Shannon County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
July 27, 2010 legacy.reporter (Lindsey Firth) Greene County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
July 28, 2010 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth) Greene County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth, Steve Craig) Greene County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Kevin Firth, Steve Craig) Greene County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
August 01, 2010 legacy.reporter (Steve Craig) Greene County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
August 11, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jane Walker & Phil Koenig) Dent County, Missouri, United States September 21, 2010 Details
June 20, 2009 legacy.reporter (Donna Brunet) Macon County, Missouri, United States August 21, 2009 Details
May 01, 1995 legacy.reporter (Gerard, Walter) Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
August 31, 2008 legacy.reporter (Steve Craig and Amy Short) Stone County, Missouri, United States October 20, 2008 Details
June 06, 1986 legacy.reporter Wayne County, Missouri, United States March 12, 2007 Details
August 29, 1971 legacy.reporter (Funk, R.) Shannon County, Missouri, United States March 12, 2007 Details
June 18, 1991 legacy.reporter (Sullivan, Rev. James M.) St Louis County, Missouri, United States March 12, 2007 Details
July 25, 1994 legacy.reporter St Francois County, Missouri, United States March 12, 2007 Details