Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1300637

Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: July 13, 2021
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Cloudy and hazy from smoke from distant wildfires. Temp. around 70 degrees F. One seen nectaring on buckwheat then on the ground a few feet away. It did not offer a ventral shot , but I captured a blurry image as it flew from the buckwheat.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 16, 2021
Coordinator notes: this is too orange for Mormon, also too far east. it is the Front Range race of Sonoran Metalmark. that buckwheat (Eriogonum jamesii v. jamesii) is its host there. a good get!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Colfax County