Monday, September 3, 2012

Palmer's Metalmark

Apodemia palmeri on Phyla incisa or Sawtooth Frogfruit

A fairly sought after butterfly, including by Texans, the Palmer's Metalmark continues to have a strong showing this year.  At least it has in Brewster County.

This species is truly a trans-Pecos butterfly when reviewing its range within the state.  It also occurs in parts of New Mexico and portions of Arizona.

This particular individual was photographed on the road to Post Park, a few miles south of Marathon in Brewster County.  The patches of frogfruit alongside this road, generally in the culverts, can be quite productive for butterflies.

Click for previous posts regarding this species.

Here's to a great Fall..

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