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Monday, October 31, 2011

California Sister Butterfly photographed on the Mendonoma Coast

A California Sister Butterfly, Adelpha californica, was photographed recently by Robert Scarola. It is seen around Oak trees, which is where they lay their eggs. It gets its name from the supposed resemblance to the black and white of a Nun's habit. It is only found in California and occasionally in Oregon and Washington. Many thanks to Robert for allowing me to share his photo here.

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