Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Nais Metalmark
Apodemia nais

Observation date: July 08, 2020
Submitted by: NMElaine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not an uncommon species, as I have seen it at this location from June through August. However, on this date it was the second most abundant species seen (1st was Dainty Sulphur). I logged perhaps 45-50 this day. Basically, just a gorgeous butterfly.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 10, 2020
Coordinator notes: it has been abundant up north here, too, where I attribute that to abundant regrowth of its host, Ceanothus fendleri, following many huge forest fires. Is that possibly true in your area, too? thanks for getting it into the books.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County