Northern Metalmark Calephelis borealis (Grote & Robinson, 1866)G3 (Globally rare/local)  -  Threatened (MD)  -  S2 (State rare)  -  Western MD only  

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 33 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 (7/4/2013). 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)

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

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


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