Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 962626

Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus

Observation date: May 03, 2014
Submitted by: John Wilson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 07, 2014
Coordinator notes: John, the Apodemia complex is not completely clear. What you photographed is currently called Apodemia mejicanus. Apodemia mormo occurs farther to the NW, has a single brood that flies in late summer, and has a darker ground color. A. mejicanus in your area has a fall brood as well.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Socorro County