Northern Metalmark Calephelis borealis (Grote & Robinson, 1866)G3G4 (Globally vulnerable)  -  Threatened (MD)  -  S2 (State rare)  -  Western MD only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Riodinidae   >   Genus Calephelis   

Status:

Northern Metalmark is a globally rare species. In Maryland, Northern Metalmarks are considered threatened with a state ranking of S2 meaning that there are between six and twenty populations in the state. Northern Metalmarks are restricted to the three western counties with the majority of the populations found in Allegany County.

Relationships:

Host plant is Round-leaved Ragwort. According to the Xerces Society Northern Metalmarks may also use Golden Ragwort and Common Fleabane as host plants.

There are 99 records in the project database.

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A Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/18/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/6/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/4/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

A Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/4/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

A Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/28/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/8/2018). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A group of Northern Metalmarks in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/12/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/10/2021). (c) jrcagle, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by jrcagle via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/10/2021). (c) jrcagle, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by jrcagle via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/1/2019). (c) jared satchell, all rights reserved. Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/1/2019). (c) jared satchell, all rights reserved. Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/1/2021). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/1/2019). (c) jared satchell, all rights reserved. Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/10/2020). (c) Robert Ferraro, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by ptbrnchbob via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/28/2018). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). (c) Jim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Northern Metalmark in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)


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