California Patch (Chlosyne californica)
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California Patch (Chlosyne californica)

General: California Patch butterflies (Chlosyne californica) are recognized by their black and orange pattern. On the upper surface of the wings, the inner 1/3 is black, the middle 1/3 is orange, and the outer 1/3 is black and orange with tiny white spots. The submarginal orange spots are large. The underside of the hindwing has a red spot near the base.

Taxonomy: Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae); Subfamily: True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae).

Comments: Occurs from southern California to southern Arizona, north into southern Nevada, and south into Mexico. This species can be common during fall around Las Vegas.

California Patch (Chlosyne californica) California Patch (Chlosyne californica)
California Patch (Chlosyne californica) California Patch (Chlosyne californica)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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