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Rounded Metalmark

Calephelis perditalis

Description:

A small brown butterfly with a darker brown median band. The wingspan is 18–24 mm.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Resaca De La Palma State Park butterfly garden.

Notes:

The larvae feed on Chromolaena odorata and Eupatorium glabratum.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

Thanks for helping confirm the specie Ornithoptera80. I suspected it was Calephelis perditalis. Plenty of these has been found at this butterfly garden in the past. This marks the 90th different species of butterfly I was able to document from this trip to the LRGV so far.

Brian38
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Brian38

Brownsville, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 18, 2020
Submitted on Jan 9, 2021

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