Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1289924

Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: May 05, 2021
Submitted by: John Wilson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Clear, temperature 75F., humidity 17%, wind speed 3 mph
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 09, 2021
Coordinator notes: John, this is Apodemia mejicanus, which BAMONA calls Sonoran Metalmark, while other outfits might call it Mexican Metalmark. In your area, the main host is probably Eriogonum wrightii. You might keep eyes open for a second brood in late summer. Thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Socorro County