Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1321433

Dury's Metalmark
Apodemia duryi

Observation date: March 25, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: With warm weather, a few metalmarks were observed on the lowest fringe of the type habitat (SE toeslope of Tortugas Mountain), perched on and flying among range ratany dwarf shrubs. They are very difficult to approach, this perching individual was the only one photo-documented of ~8-10 observed. The afternoon was warm, featured a light breeze and small gusts, and the landscape is dry, with no nectaring plants with flowers available. Range ratany is not yet producing leaves or flowers, serving primarily as hiding cover and perching sites.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: March 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: Jim, thanks for being out there with your eyes open.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County