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Subfamily Riodininae

Behr's Metalmark - Apodemia virgulti - male Nais Metalmark? - Apodemia nais Apodemia virgulti - male - female Unknown 'Moth'? - Calephelis nemesis - female Butterfly ID? - Calephelis nemesis Arizona Metalmark - Calephelis arizonensis Zela Metalmark - Emesis zela - male Fatal Metalmark? - Calephelis nemesis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Riodinidae (Metalmarks)
Subfamily Riodininae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Riodininae Grote, 1895
Remarks
This is the only subfamily of Riodinidae present in our area. A second subfamily, Euselasiinae was believed to be present in North America, but this was based on mislabelled material (Pelham, 2008 (1)).
Works Cited
1.A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada
Jonathan P. Pelham. 2008. The Lepidoptera Research Foundation, Inc.