Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 907298

Oreas Comma
Polygonia oreas

Observation date: June 27, 2013
Submitted by: kayloughman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In shade, clinging to long-dead thistle head. Very warm, clear day - 24 hours after end of unseasonal June rain. According to Liam O'Brien who identified the species, based on these pictures, "Seems to be having a banner season, showing up on many counts - Berkeley the other day and Point Reyes today."
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 28, 2013
Coordinator notes: Yes Liam is right and I hope he is still not looking for butterflies in the rain at Antioch. Polygonia oreas is always a nice find.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Alameda County