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Fatal Metalmark
Calephelis nemesis

Observation date: December 21, 2023
Submitted by: Zencoyote
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is a specific location where I have seen many Fatal Metalmarks before. Today's weather is partly cloudy, high near or at the 70 degree mark, with thunderstorms threatening later in the day. First day of winter is not a day where one expects to see a lot of flyers, but there was a Lady of some sort and a Cloudless Sulphur in the vicinity as well. This individual fluttered around and perched in the lower parts of dry foliage, but would not allow a closer shot.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 21, 2023
Coordinator notes: This is a late in season record extension, remind me of your name again so I can give you credit. Ken Davenport kdavenport93306@yahoo,com
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County