Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1153536

Wright's Metalmark
Calephelis wrighti

Observation date: March 06, 2018
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Windy Dry day sunny hight 72, male was chasing female courted a while then began mating. Sheltered canyon rich in diversity Sweet Bush Host plant for this species near by very little blooming due to lack of rain. Some moisture in ground from a few light rains. desert lavender blooming and very few other shrubs looked very lively Chuperosa also good blooms we saw no tiny checkerspots though. Desert Metalmark, wrights Becker's white, orange tip, Northern whit checkered skipper female, Coloro desert swallowtail , bramble, sonoran and silvery blues, other whites
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 09, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): San Diego County, United States, California