Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1143971

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: September 28, 2017
Submitted by: Lisahug
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were many. Probably 1 on an average of every 2 minutes. This was along the Russian River and they were all heading east - seemed like following the river .
Status: Migrant
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 28, 2017
Coordinator notes: Lisa: I would like to use this record in the Season Summary as it has become apparent that California Tortoiseshell's migrate south into the Coast Ranges into southern California---they turned up in Kern and Ventura Cos. two days ago. We have long wondered how they are only seen in early spring in many areas when they aren't seen the rest of the year. To use the record in a scientific way requires me to use your real name or cite BAMONA, I would prefer to use your real name. I can guess your name is Lisa but I need a last name. Contact me at kdavenport93306@yahoo.com. I hope the fire in that area has not touched you.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Sonoma County, United States, California