North American Ecology (US and Canada)
endemic to a single nation
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: (<100-250 square km (less than about 40-100 square miles)) Mountains of southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico. Possibly also south into Mexico.
Comments: Mountain pine-fir or oak-pine forest.
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
2500 - 10,000 individuals
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Paramacera allyni
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Paramacera allyni
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Restricted range but no foreseeable threats.
Degree of Threat: D : Unthreatened throughout its range, communities may be threatened in minor portions of the range or degree of variation falls within natural variation
Global Protection: Few to several (1-12) occurrences appropriately protected and managed
The wingspan is 35–48 mm. Adults have brown wings, with dark borders and unringed eyespots on the upperside. On the underside, there are dark irregular lines, a large eyespot at the tip of the forewing and six small eyespots on the hindwing. Adults are on wing from June to August in one generation per year.
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Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Formerly believed to be conspecific with P. XICAQUE; the two species are often confused.
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