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Species Calephelis nemesis - Fatal Metalmark - Hodges#4388

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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
Tribe Riodinini
Genus Calephelis
Species nemesis (Fatal Metalmark - Hodges#4388)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1871 by William Henry Edwards as Charis nemesis
Explanation of Names
Probably named after the Greek Goddess Nemesis (Νεμεσες)
Upperside brown with darker median bands. Male forewings pointed. Checkered fringe.
Southwestern states south to South Mexico - S. California, S. Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas.
Larvae eat leaves of Seepwillow (Baccharis glutinosa) and possibly Virgin's-bower (Clematis spp.)