Sunday, May 29, 2011
Behr's Metalmark Having Sex in the Mission Gorge!
Behr's Metalmark, Apodemia virgulti (Behr, 1865), in the family Riodinidae (Metalmarks and friends...). These butterflies range from Central California to Central Baja and are threatened by habitat invasion by alien weeds. These two, however, are making sure that they are not the last of the species.
Much thanks to Dennis Walker and Michael Wall for the identification.