Mormon Metalmarks can be found in many habitats including sand dunes, dry and rocky desert washes, and some mountain areas. The caterpillars feed on various buckwheat plants. The adults will nectar on buckwheat flowers, as well as other flowers around them. The adults are brightly patterned. I found this Mormon Metalmark this past summer while… Read More MORMON METALMARK


It is the end of summer, Asters are one of my favorite flowers to see each year. When they arrive in my area in northern Arizona, it is usually towards the end of summer. Here is one of the first I saw in the second half of August. Learn more about them here: ASTERS