Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 940437

Wright's Metalmark
Calephelis wrighti

Observation date: November 26, 2013
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: warming up on dark gravel temp at 1030 63 days high about 72 partly cloudy calm lots of buckwheat in wash box canyon
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 27, 2013
Coordinator notes: A few years ago, we thought Wright's Metalmark was limited to the Colorado Desert. Now we know it occurs in the Mojave Desert as well, I have found it in the Argus Mts. a few miles north of Trona in Inyo County.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County