Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1233392

Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: April 14, 2019
Submitted by: philohela
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 16, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is blackish subspecies deserti that looks like a Mormon Metalmark but is not. Real Mormon Metalmarks fly in that area in late summer and fall in one brood. This species has 2-3 broods spring to fall. Good luck in telling them apart now if you see one!
Checklist region(s): United States, Nevada, Clark County