Fatal Metalmark

Fatal Metalmark

Calephelis nemesis

Primarily found in the tropics, there are a few metalmarks that call Texas home. One is the Fatal Metalmark. This tiny butterfly is a rusty brown on top with brighter orange underneath. Like other metal marks, it has a metalic band that runs around the fore and hindwings.

It’s range extends from Brownsville up to around San Antonio and then west to El Paso. I saw a few of these in San Angelo. The others I have seen have all been along the border.

If you a butterfly like this in the Beaumont area, it is likely the Little Metalmark. A lookalike in deep south Texas is the Rounded Metalmark.

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