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Subfamily Riodininae

Metalmark - Emesis zela - male metalmark in Travis County, Texas (another one) - Calephelis nemesis - female Calephelis nemesis - Fatal Metalmark? - Calephelis nemesis Red-bordered Metalmark - Caria ino - male Which Calephelis? - Calephelis Palmer's Metalmark - Plesioarida palmerii Mormon Metalmark - Apodemia mormo - Apodemia mormo 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.