Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1289209

Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: April 24, 2021
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found feeding on a blooming bush in a dry wash next to a trail on a sunny day with relatively less wind, but still pretty breezy. Other insect visitors were also on the bush. Due to an ongoing drought, flowers are scarce.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: Marta, thanks for submitting this. You might also keep an eye open for Dury's (Mexican) Metalmark in lower sites.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico