Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1179575

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: August 13, 2018
Submitted by: b-reasonable
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The wing- shape is very irregular and the brown closed color & bright orange open are like a like a tortoiseshell, but the closed wing pattern is not. The closest thing I could find was the silver spotted skipper, but it is not right - The Orange bars on this one differentiate it - plus the wing shape. Obviously, I'm stuck. Thanks for your time and help identifying this. BTW, Sorry for the awful photo, They were puddle feeding, so I blew up multiple shots as best as my hiking point-and-shoot could do. Thanks again.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 09, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Oregon, United States