Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 941465

Curve-winged Metalmark
Emesis emesia

Observation date: December 22, 2013
Submitted by: rzurovec
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was the only butterfly in my garden. It was around 4:30 pm. Butterfly was on a Biden. Temperature was 70 degrees and winds were gusty. We were able to take a few photos and it quickly flew up over the home. We do have a host plant in the yard.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 23, 2013
Coordinator notes: Various sources call this species, with its unique undulating curved forewings, a resident or stray of the lower Rio Grande Valley.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Cameron County