Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
Why is this petite beauty called 'fatal' and 'nemesis'? Nemesis is the Greek goddess of retribution and vengeance - "her anger is directed toward human transgression of the natural, right order of things and of the arrogance causing it." (pantheon.org). I posted a message to TX-Butterfly asking for guesses as to the origin of the name - Charles Bordelon replied "Maybe because Evans thought it presumptuous to determine every Calephelis by sight alone." Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me!