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Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: September 05, 2015
Submitted by: guy_incognito
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I see that both of these are reported at Big Morongo, but I can't figure out how to tell them apart, and/or which reports are correctly identified.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 10, 2019
Coordinator notes: The only way to know for sure is what buckwheat they are using, deserti uses Eriogonum inflatum, I can't totally rule out mormo, but the hindwing looks like normal deserti-Ken Davenport