Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322545

Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: April 17, 2022
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Lifer! Nectaring from Ribes leptanthum. At first it perched on the plant without nectaring for a few minutes, but after that it started moving around and nectaring. Many insects are using Ribes for nectar since there are few other plants flowering.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: very good, Joshua. nice work. yes, nectar is in short supply, which makes it somewhat easier to find what's flying.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County