Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1238108

Mormon Metalmark
Apodemia mormo

Observation date: October 14, 2019
Submitted by: XplorMor Intern...
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I saw seven of these butterflies over the course of two hours. They were attracted to a yellow flowering bush which may be a goldenrod or goldenbush variety.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 22, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is in the cythera group, tuolumnensis. These are single brooded in late summer and fall. These were mistakenly believed to be virgulti until recently-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County