The Zela Metalmark Butterfly is a member of the Riondinidae Family.
1 - 1.25 inches wide with a gray-brown forewing which contrasts with the
brighter orange-brown hindwing.
Males perch in openings in valley bottoms to watch for females.
Zela Metalmark Butterflies are found throughout the central
portion of Arizona to the central east and southeast usually along streams and
canyons in mountain foothills. Adults fly between February - September.