Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1317109

Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: September 12, 2021
Submitted by: Gordon Berman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sustained flower blooms prompted by recurrent summer rains supported a large and varied butterfly population in the Organ Mountains.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: November 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: thank you, Gordon! the gray eyes indicate Apodemia mejicanus. looks like you photographed one individual, which I misread at first. I read the elevation as 5400'.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County