Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1205639

Little Metalmark
Calephelis virginiensis

Observation date: May 14, 2019
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We counted 22 Little Metalmarks and 40 Phaon Crescents on the Frogfruit in the junction of the road where the large gas tank was for many years. We also saw Oak & Banded Hairstreaks on the frogfruit as the only other blooming plant we saw was Sandhill Milkweed. When our friend returned on the 16th both had been mowed and damaged the day before and the butterfly count was much, much less.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: May 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, McIntosh County