California Sister Butterfly

Adelpha californica

Photographer: G. Price

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California Sister sauntering on basalt, July 3MB 540p 10.5 sec

California Sister Butterfly in flight and alight
(originally mistook this one for a Lorquin's Admiral)

Named for the coloration of its wings being similar to a nun's habit (Audobon Society).
Found this one near the trailhead at Proxy Falls.

Habitat: oak groves
Season: April to October