Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Hepburn's Metalmark
Apodemia hepburni Godman & Salvin, 1886

Family: Riodinidae
Subfamily: Riodininae
Identification: Upperside dark gray with copper tinge. Many small white spots, but none of them forming a submarginal line.
Wing Span: 3/4 - 1 1/8 inches (2 - 3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: July in Texas, many flights from March-November in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Desert mountains.
Range: Mexico; strays to Patagonia, Arizona and the Chisos Mountains of Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL