Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 940214

Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: November 04, 2012
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: on alkali, warm sunny day lots of butterflies after nectar. it rained a few days after mid week light rain and windy. but this day was warm. they seem to get more active on nectar, must be able to sense storms coming. we saw queens great purple hair streak ledia mini streak blues and more great day lots of butterflies and blooms. plant life was doing well even some annuals in bloom. vallecito stage co park s-2 hwy borrego desert state park.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 22, 2013
Coordinator notes: subspecies deserti
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County