Photo by Sean Milanovich, Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Identification by Andy Sanders, UC Riverside Herbarium.
Purple Sage (Salvia dorrii), Mount San Jacinto State Park
Small, about 35 cm long, came about 2 inches to being stepped on by partner on trail.
Tracks found on a sandy dune
Encountered during mid- to late afternoon in boulders along dry rocky arroyo.
One individual seen on a large boulder stained with slurry/fire retardant dumped during a recent (2013?) wildfire.
Viewed several Whitebark Pines along the Pacific Crest Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest, California.
This adult sugar pine had been cut down. I photographed the rings so I could count them, but I've not done it yet. There's a few hundred of them.
Is this Leptotes marina? The end of the wing with the spots is missing on this butterfly.