Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1198311

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: January 19, 2019
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Only tortoiseshell seen along the six mile trail. It was seen in a cluster of green-bark ceanothus (C. spinosus) at an elevation of approximately 3800' amsl
Status: Migrant
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: January 20, 2019
Coordinator notes: If this was a dead individual, it would not count in terms of a flight record. That record was earlier in season in any case-Ken Davenport