Apodemia virgulti or dialeuca mojavelimbus - Ord Mountains Metalmark
The type locality of the dark Apodemia dialeuca mojavelimbus is the Ord Mountains. It flies in the spring. I saw a few in the Ords, but this photo from the Valyermo area was better. April 10, 2008.
Apodemia virgulti or dialeuca mojavelimbus - Ord Mountains Metalmark
Ventral of Apodemia dialeuca mojavelimbus in the hills near Valyermo. April 2, 2009.
Apodemia virgulti or dialeuca mojavelimbus - Ord Mountains Metalmark
Apodemia dialeuca mojavelimbus from a hill near Valyermo. The orange on the hindwing is sometimes obsolescent, as in this individual. April 2, 2009.
Apodemia virgulti or dialeuca mojavelimbus - Ord Mountains Metalmark
A fresh Apodemia dialeuca mojavelimbus at Valyermo, April 2, 2009.

©Dennis Walker