Mormon Metalmark

Apodemia mormo

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The Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo) is a species of metalmark butterfly (family Riodinidae). Its upperside is orange-brown to black, checkered with black and white spots. Its caterpillar host is various species of Eriogonum (wild buckwheat). Its adult food is nectar from the flowers of Eriogonum and other plants, especially yellow-flowered composites, such as Senecio and Chrysothamnus (rabbitbrush).

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