Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324023

Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: May 07, 2022
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individuals were detected along the main trail up Cookes Peak from the bottom of the canyon at 6300 feet to near the saddle at 7500 feet elevation. They were the only butterfly species flying on the extremely windy day of our trip. There were no nectar sources and no water where they were encountered.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 16, 2023
Coordinator notes: terrific! thanks, Marta.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Luna County