Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1373635

Fatal Metalmark
Calephelis nemesis

Observation date: October 30, 2023
Submitted by: Zencoyote
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I was looking specifically for this butterfly today, in the same place where I have seen it multiple times before and it finally paid off. Given its size, color, and mothlike behaviors, it is ridiculously hard to spot. But multiple visits finally paid off this year. Found it hanging at the base of various chaparral plants at the edge of a concrete drainage that is frequently wet even at dry times.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 30, 2023
Coordinator notes: Good going, I have never fount a Fatal Metalmark anywhere in California!-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County