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A collection of 50 images as if seen from a butterfly’s point of view. Includes the names of native Zinnia species and the most complete list of US butterflies that will feed on Zinnia blossoms.
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Susan C. Dunlap
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Butterflies in Mind -- Monarch
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This abundantly illustrated volume enables you to select from a complete list of well described perennial nectar plants that are known to attract & feed Monarch butterflies. Over 40 genera are described that are suitable to be grown...
Butterflies in Mind -- Perennials
Susan C. Dunlap
Butterflies in Mind - Perennials. This book is a definitive guide to perennial nectar plants preferred by US butterflies. It empowers you to feed, attract, support (and help identify) nectar-feeding butterflies that reside in the US....

Calephelis wrighti

Common name: Wright's Metalmark

Feeds on these plants:

Calephelis wrighti Wright's Metalmark

The live photograph shown here, a creative commons CC image, was taken in Borrego Springs, CA by a woman intent on protecting their habitat. Butterflies of America has many more images of this striking metalmark butterfly.

Calephelis wrighti has a brown or subdued brown-orange dorsal upper side and a buff, light yellow underside. Both sides of the wings have distinctive metallic scales and are adorned with subtle gray dots and dashes forming a concentric pattern.

The adult will feed on blossoms of the Compositae host plant, Bebbia juncea, one of the few plants in the Composite family with ray-less blossoms.

There are 7 species of Calephelis in the United States. Other adult Calephelis species will feed on:

Butterflies and Moths has information about Calephelis wrighti range and host plants. The Natural History Museum shows additional host plants for other Calephelis species that includes Baccharis, Clematis, Encelia, Eupatorium, Ageratina, and Cirsium. The USDA has a lot of information about Bebbia juncea, as does Calflora.