Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1046594

Curve-winged Metalmark
Emesis emesia

Observation date: November 07, 2014
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 07, 2015
Coordinator notes: Various sources call this species, with its unique undulating curved forewings, a resident or stray of the lower Rio Grande Valley. Based on the figure in Kaufman Focus Guide "Butterflies of North America" (2003) p. 151, I believe this is a male of the species. SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Hidalgo County