Metalmarks: Northern Metalmark Calephelis borealis
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.13" - 1.25"|
|Habitat:||Shale barrens and nearby open woods|
|Flight Period:||Late June to mid-July|
|Larval Host Plant:||Round-leaved ragwort (Senecio obovatus)|
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The underside of the Northern Metalmark is striking especially when the sun shines on its silvery bands.
It's not uncommon to find the Northern Metalmarks nectaring as a group. The most I have counted on one plant was seven!