Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 908028

Langston's Forester
Alypia langtoni

Observation date: June 30, 2013
Submitted by: GMCD
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I was at the Kokan Japanese Gardens in New Denver, BC on the shore of Slocan Lake and saw this small black butterfly and took the picture. Time of day was early afternoon. Given that the Japanese Garden has a few exotic species of trees and shrubs, I can only speculate that the butterfly egg(s) may have come along for the ride when some new plantings were made in the Garden.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 06, 2013
Coordinator notes: There is a good description of this native species, along with a number of photos, on bugguide.net http://bugguide.net/node/view/17520
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia