Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1192847

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: October 19, 2018
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mostly flying past in the wind. Photo is of the only one I saw land. Elevation was approx 7,450' near summit of Reyes Peak.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 22, 2018
Coordinator notes: California Tortoiseshells were in big numbers between 6000 and 7000' in the southern Sierra one day last week. It looks like we will have them again this spring which is a good thing!-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County