Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 938427

California Dogface
Zerene eurydice

Observation date: June 02, 2012
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: they have lots of natives in Thomas Riley butterfly garden, false indigo is one, this is the first area i saw calif dog face thanks to peter bryants butterflys of orange co web site. very warm day clear. fast erratic flyer back lit notice outline of poodle face in dark part of wing, visible when fluttering through false indigo looking for receptive females. always land with wings closed except when sunning them selves? very very beautiful. happy hunting
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 27, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County