Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1317028

Dury's Metalmark
Apodemia duryi

Observation date: April 21, 2020
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual nectaring from annual mustard flowers, Day is sunny and hot.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: November 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: 4360' elevation. green eyes and presence in the ratany stand tell me it's Dury's, but it does have a lot of smoky orange dorsally. this is good because it helps show the range of variability in that latter feature. they're not all straight flat orange throughout. which contributes to confusion with A. mejicanus.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County