|Common Name:||Butterfly, California Tortoiseshell|
|Scientific Name:||Nymphalis californica|
|Area:||Big Springs Sno-Park, Willamette National Forest|
|Date:||July 28, 2017|
California Tortoiseshell belong to the same Family as it's more famous sister, the Monarch. Considered to be uncommon to rare, except during periodic irruptions when they are abundant.
Marion Lake, Mt Jefferson Wilderness - -April 26, 2001
|Reference:||Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Mathers / Butterflies through Binoculars by Glassbery / Insects of the Pacific Northwest by Haggard & Haggard||