Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1353804

Dury's Metalmark
Apodemia duryi

Observation date: April 10, 2023
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Metalmark was observed taking nutrients/nectaring from claret cup hedgehog cactus flower, a first observation of this food source for me. The site is located on sandy soil of Tortugas Mountain, southwest-facing toeslope. The afternoon was partly cloudy, hot, and windy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 14, 2023
Coordinator notes: kazowie! thanks, Jim, for pics and field notes.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County