Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1143817

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: September 25, 2017
Date notes: they were coming in off the ocean, dozens of them
Submitted by: FeatherBirdLady3
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I mistook them for Painted Ladies at first
Status: Migrant
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 27, 2017
Coordinator notes: It takes 100 Painted Ladies to equal one California Tortoiseshell! How could you make a mistake like that?-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Mendocino County, United States, California