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  Sighting 1301554

Rawson's Metalmark
Calephelis rawsoni

Observation date: July 16, 2021
Submitted by: Harry Forbes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: As I well know, the Scintillant Metalmarks can be really tough. This one is complicated by the fact that I was unable to get an underside shot, so I made the call based on what I see on the topside. The butterfly was in my purple trailing lantana in the backyard. Sunny, hot and very humid. This is TX in the summer.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: October 09, 2022
Coordinator notes: I agree that this is likely C. rawsoni, and kudos on sighting this rather rare sp.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County