Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1169386

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: July 08, 2018
Date notes: I was on a four hour hike from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, the sighting could have been any time in that range.
Submitted by: Bilderbeck
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Until I got an ID book on butterflies, I thought there were hundreds of monarchs on the hike to Cone Peak (35m east of Sweet Home, Willamette Nat'l Forest), but they might have been this species. I didn't get more photos. There were hundreds of butterflies though!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 09, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Linn County, Oregon, United States