Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1111863

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: February 12, 2017
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw three different individuals of this species during the day. All were near creeks.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: February 16, 2017
Coordinator notes: These were also present along the upper Kern River north of Kernville in Tulare County and in the southern Sierra last week, I saw six in three hours. It may be their year! I hope so.