Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1372444

California Dogface
Zerene eurydice

Observation date: October 03, 2023
Date notes: Seen again October 4th.
Submitted by: A.Davis
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to California fuchsia/Epilobium canum. Nectaring in flowers by sticking its entire head and part of thorax into flowers. This is the 3rd or 4th year that I have had a female in my garden in the fall. Previous sitings were in September. Although I currently have Amorpha planted in my yard, I planted the host plant after seeing the butterflies come through. I have no idea where these butterflies are coming from. Maybe there is a wild, unknown population of Amorpha californica nearby???
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 05, 2023
Coordinator notes: They are not new to Mendocino County but apparently there are several records for that County-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mendocino County