Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241321

Zela Metalmark
Emesis zela

Observation date: June 05, 2007
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: One of a few nectaring at Fendler's buckbrush (Ceanothus fendleri) on a sunny, warm (not too) day. some were nectaring at thistles (Cirsium sp.)
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 19, 2020
Coordinator notes: This was the first sighting of this (non-migratory) species east of Grant County and in Sierra County; an eastward range extension. It may be a new resident in this area, or a temporary colony. Time will tell.
Checklist region(s): Sierra County, New Mexico, United States