Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1185727

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: September 06, 2018
Date notes: Sunny, dry day. Temperature around 21 C. No wind.
Submitted by: Nigel Horsley
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Speedy flyer around the garden. It alighted a short distance from me on plain dirt. It continued flying around the garden for several minutes before disappearng. The garden is situated close to forest.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: November 24, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia