Zela Metalmark (Emesis zela)

The Zela Metalmark is a small butterfly, red-brown in color with orange on the hind wings. It can be found in canyons, oak woodlands, foothills, and valleys. It is most common in Southern Arizona and New Mexico, and south through Central America to Venezuela.

Wing spread: 1 1/8" -  1 1/4"

Zela Metalmark Butterfly
Zela Metalmark Butterfly

Zela Metalmark Butterfly
Zela Metalmark Butterfly
Photo by and courtesy of Alan Schmierer