Attributes of Calephelis nemesis

Fatal Metalmark
Calephelis nemesis (W.H. Edwards, 1871)

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Identification: Male forewing pointed. Upperside brown with slightly darker median bands; fringes checkered.
Wing Span: 3/4 - 1 inch (2 - 2.5 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on host plant leaves, which the caterpillars eat.
Flight: All year in south Texas, May-October in California.
Caterpillar Hosts: Seepwillow (Baccharis glutinosa), perhaps virgin's bower (Clematis species).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Brushy or weedy areas along roadsides, washes, ditches, and streams.
Range: Southern California through the Southwest to central Texas, south to southern Mexico.
Conservation: Widespread and common. Most populations are not of concern, but endemic California subspecies may be in jeopardy.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
October 22, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States November 14, 2016 Details
November 09, 2014 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 12, 2010 Martin and Sara Hidalgo County, Texas, United States October 16, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 gpstewart Texas, Travis County, United States October 16, 2016 Details
November 05, 2015 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States October 16, 2016 Details
April 17, 2016 JKHatfield Texas, Lubbock County, United States October 16, 2016 Details
May 16, 2016 D. Dodd Brewster County, Texas, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 09, 2016 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 Susan Whitmer Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 11, 2016 wimvdam Santa Barbara County, California, United States October 12, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 Bdog San Diego County, California, United States September 09, 2016 Details
July 06, 2016 ncrosbyrd Los Angeles County, California, United States July 30, 2016 Details
July 05, 2016 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States July 06, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States July 04, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States June 06, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States June 06, 2016 Details
February 23, 2016 Clara4 Graham County, Arizona, United States April 21, 2016 Details
October 02, 2015 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States October 08, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Boslwe Pima County, Arizona, United States September 09, 2015 Details
November 16, 2013 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 07, 2015 Details
November 12, 2014 ncrosbyrd Pima County, Arizona, United States June 06, 2015 Details
December 16, 2014 Simon-Peter Vladimir Kregar Pima County, Arizona, United States May 28, 2015 Details
March 09, 2015 MAKI Ventura County, California, United States March 10, 2015 Details
March 08, 2015 Doug Backlund Pima County, Arizona, United States March 10, 2015 Details
November 08, 2014 BarryN Texas, Travis County, United States January 11, 2015 Details
August 19, 2013 Robert Gorman Orange County, California, United States December 10, 2013 Details
October 02, 2012 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States December 05, 2013 Details
November 20, 2013 lmreid71 Guadalupe County, Texas, United States November 21, 2013 Details
March 27, 2013 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States November 07, 2013 Details
October 29, 2013 klgraves Pima County, Arizona, United States October 30, 2013 Details
August 08, 2012 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States September 26, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 JKHatfield Texas, Midland County, United States September 04, 2013 Details
November 17, 2012 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States March 20, 2013 Details
December 05, 2012 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County February 12, 2013 Details
June 13, 1987 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 07, 1988 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 12, 1990 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 30, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 27, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 16, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 28, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 12, 1974 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 16, 2012 Kari Pinal County, Arizona, United States November 24, 2012 Details
October 21, 2012 klgraves Pima County, Arizona, United States October 31, 2012 Details
August 04, 2012 aahewetson Crane County, Texas, United States October 14, 2012 Details
October 07, 2012 Tonia Graves Pima County, Arizona, United States October 14, 2012 Details
September 11, 2012 Jeff Trahan Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States September 26, 2012 Details
September 07, 2012 Jeff Trahan Cochise County, Arizona, United States September 17, 2012 Details
March 25, 2009 Harry Forbes Calhoun County, Texas, United States August 15, 2012 Details
October 16, 2011 maulikvtrivedi San Diego County, California, United States October 16, 2011 Details