Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 700962

California Dogface
Zerene eurydice

Observation date: February 17, 2012
Submitted by: Doug Taron
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This female was observed resting on a palm frond after laying eggs on Amorpha fruticosa.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 21, 2012
Coordinator notes: Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia) would also be expected at that locality. My ID is based on superficial appearance, seeing the actual individual on the upper side would have been nice. Some female Southern Dogfaces have a poorly developed dogs head on the FW. I assume you got a good look at it.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Riverside County