Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1147182

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: October 22, 2017
Submitted by: brenthaglund
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual resting in full sun on on fallen tree log along hiking trail.
Status: Migrant
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 23, 2017
Coordinator notes: Brent: If you can provide the specific locality where you found this and your last name, I can publish your record.-Ken Davenport email kdavenport93306@yahoo.com This fall migration has scientific significance and yours is the first Contra Costa record I've received from that county this month, the date is also rather late in season and may explain how this species colonizes areas further south unseen.