Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1028039

Wright's Metalmark
Calephelis wrighti

Observation date: February 28, 2015
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: party cloudy felt warm in sun, although it was 52 for a high, saw this on sweet bush. and several calif patch on same bush sweet bush. we saw a painted lady. and others we could not id we were surprised due to very cool. rain was on the way we drove through it in the mountains. it hit this same desert 0400 following day and lasted 14 hours and probably still raining. lots of wild flowers, could not find any larva. very diverse area desert mountain transition, south facing valley. cacti, mojave yucca, buckwheat, lots of annuals , cat claw, desert willow. many many more plants. Dudleya, agave lots of cacti blooming and large stocks growing agave that are being eaten lots of sheep droppings big horn in area last years count of 500+ Lynn & Gene Monroe speak of lots of great areas to explore in there book Butterflie's and there favorite flowering plants.. this book is great lots of larva food plants and nectar plants. easy to get excited about butterflying and plant id researching. windy this day we were wearing jackets can't be leave we saw anything flying.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 02, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County