Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1140123

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: August 24, 2017
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Three of these were stream side on plant, weird cut away at base of hind wing. Very bright orange topside at first i thought sleepy orange but no markings on bottom side of wings. They hung around for a while then spooked last time i startled them and they left.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: September 21, 2017
Coordinator notes: The wing damage looks like it was caused by a predator.
Checklist region(s): Santa Cruz County, United States, Arizona