Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1195947

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: June 06, 2018
Submitted by: CampBrowningMothLord
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Migrant
Verified by: RaisingButterfl...
Verified date: February 02, 2020
Coordinator notes: California tortoiseshells are local; but, also are considered temporal migrants. Adults breed in the mountains on Ceanothus velutinus; but, occasionally descent to the valley floor; especially in late summer/early fall through early spring before returning to the mountains.
Checklist region(s): United States, Utah, Weber County