Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1302647

Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: July 23, 2021
Submitted by: DeepSkyKelly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Fast erratic flight. Photos are limited, so this is my best guess.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: these can be a challenge to photograph, so nicely done! and this is another challenging group - a complex, really. "Mormon" Metalmark is darker above and not known from east of the Rio Grande. populations in your area have more orange above and are assigned to Apodemia mejicanus. Eriogonum jamesii v. jamesii hosts this species, too. Fun!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Colfax County