Curve-winged Metalmark (Emesis emesia)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Riodinidae
Genus: Emesis (EM-eh-sis) (Info)
Species: emesia (em-ES-ee-a) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Edinburg, Texas
Mission, Texas

Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 26, 2014, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

This is a rare stray to extreme south Texas so any rare stray is always a positive! Usually seen in the fall season. Larval host is Mexican Poinciana (Caesalpinia mexicana). This butterfly's coloring runs from pale brown to an orange-brown with white/clear like spots on the forewings. The forewings also have a very noticeable curve. Also appears to have a bit of a hunchback look.

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