Fatal Metalmark

Butterflies of Southern Arizona

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Fatal Metalmark.
Calephelis nemesis.
Metalmark (Riodinidae) Family.

It is found in the southern part of the United States and Mexico. The wingspan is 20 - 25 mm. The upperside of the wings is brown with somewhat darker median bands. The fringes are checkered. Adults feed on flower nectar. The larvae feed on Encelia californica, Baccharis glutinosa, Clematis drummondii and Clematis henryi.

Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.
Location: Near south end of Bluff Trail.

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