Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1028040

California Patch
Chlosyne californica

Observation date: February 28, 2015
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: saw several of these flying and other species, 54 windy cold. if i was this one i would have died of exposure, for it i have no cause of death. lots of brittle bush blooming, different sunflowers san diego sunflower. climbing milk vine, sweet bush blooming and many many others, rained all next day we saw so many flowers and shrubs blooming. with this soaking it will bloom for another month or more. butterflies seem to be there all the time, but in great numbers during heavy blooms. 'Anza borrego desert state park. never lets us down, but quite often its way to hot! but not this day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 02, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County