Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1321899

Dury's Metalmark
Apodemia duryi

Observation date: March 26, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This individual flew towards me, over 2 range ratany short-shrubs, then landed/perched about 20" away on a purple-spined prickly-pear pad. Typically they land on ratany, creosotebush, or on the gravel/rocks. The afternoon was warm, moderately windy, and with full sunshine.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 05, 2022
Coordinator notes: Jim, thanks for getting out there to document this lovely bug with such striking images.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County