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Nais Metalmark

Apodemia nais

Apodemia nais butterfly photo © by Mike Plagens

Visiting flowers of Ceanothus Washington Park, Gila Co., Arizona, USA. 17 July 2016.

Riodinidae -- Metal-Mark Butterfly Family

There are several species of small butterflies with an orange-brown base color, marked with black, white and brighter orange. The metalmarks such as this one also have some metalic-looking specks that are visible with changing light angle.

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