Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1136913

West Coast Lady
Vanessa annabella

Observation date: August 23, 2017
Submitted by: RichHubie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Overcast, foggy and cool. Was surprised and confused to find unexpected butterflies flying in these conditions. This West Coast Lady was flying in the same area as a Painted Lady far out on the beach. Both were very active. West Coast Ladies seem to be the rarer of the ladies in Mendocino County.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 25, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Mendocino County, United States, California