Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322449

Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: April 14, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Metalmark first observed perching on a small rock then moving onto a branch of littleleaf sumac, a shrub established along an arroyo of Bar Canyon in the Organ Mountains. Here it took nectar from flowers and perched on the branches. The day was warm, under full sun, and with a constant wind from the NW-to-SE; arroyo vegetation and orientation calmed wind conditions.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 16, 2022
Coordinator notes: gray eyes = Mexican Metalmark
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County