Observation date: September 08, 2018
Date notes: Orange butterfly photographed outside of Angeles Mesa Library, 2700 West 52nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043 on Saturday, Sep. 8, 2018 at 12:10 p.m. on flowery lawn surrounding library.
Submitted by: flutterguy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This photo is as close as I could get to it before it flew away from the library's lawn. Zoom in on the brown leaf and you will see the orange butterfly above it. I thought it was a Monarch. As I zoom in, I see it is probably not a Monarch. When you zoom in, you will see it has an orange body. I have never seen a Monarch with a bright orange body. Plus, the orange butterfly in the photo does not have thick black lines on the top side of its wings with white spots on them. I have searched online, but I am unable to identify this orange butterfly. The library is embedded in a residential neighborhood where there are plenty of yards nearby and not a lot of motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic. I have searched online, but I am unable to identify the little flowers the orange butterfly was drinking. I thought it was Clover flowers, but I zoom in, I don't think so anymore. Perhaps BAMONA reps. can contact the gardeners contracted by the Los Angeles Public Library in order to identify the flowers planted in Angeles Mesa Library's lawn.
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Partner project: Los Angeles Butterfly Survey