Riodinidae: Metalmarks

Subfamily Riodininae — Metalmarks

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Calephelis nemesis page Calephelis nemesis californica - Fatal Metalmark
Mule Fat (Baccharis salicifolia) and Bush Sunflower (Encelia californica)
Link to Calephelis wrighti page Calephelis wrighti - Wright's Metalmark
Sweetbush (Bebbia juncea)
Link to Apodemia palmerii palmerii page Apodemia palmerii palmerii - Palmer's Metalmark
Honey Mesquite (Prosopis grandulosa)

Special page: "The Mormo-complex in Southern California"

Apodemia mormo complex: One brood flying in spring (Apodemia dialeuca)

Link to Apodemia dialeuca pratti page Apodemia virgulti/dialeuca pratti - Pratt's Metalmark
Eriogonum kennedyi
No photos yet Apodemia virgulti/dialeuca dialeucoides - Whitish Metalmark (possibly extirpated)
Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum
Link to Apodemia dialeuca mojavelimbus page Apodemia virgulti/dialeuca mojavelimbus - Ord Mountains Metalmark
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Link to Apodemia dialeuca peninsularis page Apodemia virgulti/dialeuca peninsularis - Peninsular Metalmark
Eriogonum wrightii var. membranaceum
Link to Apodemia dialeuca davenporti page Apodemia virgulti/dialeuca davenporti - Davenport's Metalmark
Eriogonum fasciculatum

Apodemia mormo complex: One brood flying in the fall (Apodemia mormo)

Link to Apodemia mormo nr mormo page Apodemia mormo nr mormo - Mormon Metalmark (S. Bern. Mts. SE of Big Bear Lake)
Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum
Link to Apodemia mormo nr tuolumnensis page Apodemia mormo nr tuolumnensis - Mormon Metalmark (S. Barbara Co. to S. Bern. Mts. NE of Big Bear Lake)
Eriogonum fasciculatum, Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum, possibly E. kennedyi
Link to Apodemia mormo autumnalis page Apodemia mormo autumnalis - Autumn Metalmark
Buckwheat
Link to Apodemia mormo cythera Big Rock Creek population page Apodemia mormo cythera - Cythera Metalmark (Big Rock Ck pop.)
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Link to Apodemia mormo cythera Apodemia mormo cythera - Cythera Metalmark (Mt Islip)
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Link to Apodemia mormo cythera Grizzly Flats population Apodemia mormo cythera - Cythera Metalmark (Grizzly Flats pop.)
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Link to Apodemia mormo cythera Mojave River Forks population page Apodemia mormo cythera - Cythera Metalmark (Mojave River Forks)
Eriogonum fasciculatum, wrightii
Link to Apodemia mormo tuolemnensis page Apodemia mormo tuolumnensis - Tuolumne Metalmark
Eriogonum umbellatum on Mt. Piños, probably Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum for colony near Chuchupate Camp.
Link to photos of Apodemia mormo Coast Ranges segregate butterfly Apodemia mormo nr mormo - Mormon Metalmark (Coast Ranges/Cottonwood Pass area pop.)
Eriogonum nudum var indictum

Apodemia mormo complex: More than one brood per year (Apodemia virgulti)

Link to Apodemia virgulti virgulti page Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Link to Apodemia virgulti arenaria page Apodemia virgulti arenaria - Sand Dunes Metalmark
Eriogonum parvifolium
Link to Apodemia virgulti nigrescens page Apodemia virgulti nigrescens - Dark Metalmark
Eriogonum fasciculatum
No photos yet Apodemia virgulti Kernville-Greenhorns segregate - So. Sierra Nevada Metalmark
Eriogonum fasciculatum, poss. wrightii and nudum

Apodemia mormo complex - Also multiple brooded:

Link to Apodemia mejicanus deserti page Apodemia mejicanus deserti - Desert Metalmark
Usually Eriogonum inflatum
 

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