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, 2014 Nancy Hamlett Pima County, Arizona, United States October 26, 2014 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
October 07, 2011 AKimages San Diego County, California, United States October 08, 2011 Details
July 16, 2011 AKimages San Diego County, California, United States July 17, 2011 Details
July 14, 2011 AKimages San Diego County, California, United States July 15, 2011 Details
September 07, 1971 legacy.reporter (unknown) Riverside County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
February 28, 2011 cpcdolan Hidalgo County, Texas, United States March 09, 2011 Details
September 07, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 06, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 10, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 24, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 18, 1990 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 23, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 28, 1967 legacy.reporter (Ronald S. Wielgus) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 23, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 08, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 02, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 1971 legacy.reporter (unknown) Riverside County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
September 13, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Gaines County, Texas, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 26, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Kent County, United States January 06, 2010 Details
October 15, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Lubbock County, United States January 06, 2010 Details
November 26, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Mitchell County, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 15, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Motley County, United States January 06, 2010 Details
October 24, 1973 legacy.reporter (G. Forbes) San Diego County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
October 25, 1973 legacy.reporter (G. Forbes) San Diego County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
September 01, 1971 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) San Diego County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details