Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 507763

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: November 20, 2010
Submitted by: Kari
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: When this butterfly opens its wings, it is a beautiful bright orange. I stalked it for a long time and this was the best photo I could get of the open wings. What species is it?
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: February 01, 2011
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Graham County, Arizona, United States