Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 940022

Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: November 17, 2013
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: on sweet bush hind wing top side has only small spot of orange, and lacks band of orange lower third topside hw , was very intent on nectar when startled, would just return to another flower of same plant. also on this bush was a small mantid green look to be a female by size of abdomen warm day high 75 at 1200 hrs time of photo just out side of vallecito stage station.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 18, 2013
Coordinator notes: Yes, this is a Desert Metalmark and it ties for LATEST in the season this entity has ever been found in California.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County