California Patch Butterfly - Chlosyne californica
Anza Borrego Desert State Park, northeast of Little Blair Valley, San Diego County, California, USA
March 12, 2015
On Parish goldeneye (Bahiopsis (Viguiera) parishii). Locally common. Within a dry wash canyon of the Vallecito Mtns; 4x4 road into canyon wash which splits off of the Little Blair Valley 4x4 road. Elev.: 3050 ft (930 m). Sonoran Desert Wash vegetation community within transition zone between Desert Scrub and Juniper Woodland. Vegetation in wash includes Catclaw (Acacia greggii), Desert Apricot (Prunus fremontii), CA Juniper (Juniperus californica), Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa var. farinosa), and Parish goldeneye.
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