Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
Apodemia virgulti virgulti from Icehouse Canyon in the eastern San Gabriels, July 4, 2012.
Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
A Behr's Metalmark, Apodemia virgulti virgulti, also from Icehouse Canyon, July 7, 2007. This one is very similar to the syntype illustrated in the Systematics book on p. 94.
Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
Another Apodemia virgulti virgulti from the same place, same day as above.
Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
A Behr's Metalmark from Moro Canyon in Crystal Cove State Park, Orange Co., June 10, 2007. Coastal populations often have a relatively dark aspect.
Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
Ventral of a nom. virgulti, also at Moro Canyon on the same day as above.
Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
Behr's Metalmark, from Cactus Springs Trail in the Santa Rosa Wilderness south of Palm Desert, Riverside Co., Sept 16, 2007. Behr's Metalmarks are multiple-brooded, use common E. fasciculatum, and are pretty variable. They are the most commonly-encountered metalmark in southern California.
Apodemia virgulti virgulti - Behr's Metalmark
Apodemia virgulti virgulti from Solstice Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, LA Co., April 20, 2006.

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