Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1073072

Mormon Metalmark
Apodemia mormo

Observation date: October 02, 2015
Submitted by: Josiah Gilbert
Specimen type: Photograph
Collection location: Josiah Gilbert (personal collection)
Observation notes: I saw a total of at least 7, maybe as many as 15 or more, since I could not tell which metalmarks I was seeing repeatedly. They were very hard to voucher, since they were not common. When I did find them they were quick, and landed infrequently. Also, since its chaparral there isn't a lot of chance to follow them, and I was on a steep hillside with poor footing at times. I only managed to collect three, which is probably not enough to provide a useful series for working out precisely what these metalmarks are.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 30, 2015
Coordinator notes: This appears to be the Coastal segregate-Ken Davenport