Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1261961

Fatal Metalmark
Calephelis nemesis

Observation date: July 20, 2020
Submitted by: Zencoyote
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Repeat sighting in the same area as the last several sightings among grasses, mustard, and thistle, as part of a transitional zone between riparian terrain and drier chaparral. Individual was willing to sit for longer periods, intermittently flying about energetically in random patterns, much like Blues. It seems to like this yellow flower, but I am unsure of the plant identity. Weather has been unseasonably cool for July, with late breaking fog. Community hosts Whites, Sulfurs, Buckeyes, Blues, Hairstreaks, and several occasional larger species.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 20, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County