Poanes melane (W. H. Edwards, 1869), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, 17 June 2013
Best fit I can find that should be in the area.
Phyciodes mylitta (W.H. Edwards, 1861), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, 17 June 2013
This is the best fit I can find - note that the forewings are damaged/broken short.
Phryganidia californica Packard, 1864, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, 17 June 2013
Hundreds swarming around trees.
This one had stunted wings and couldn't fly. Maybe it had just emerged? There was another with full wings close-by.
Mother with Faun
Bobcat sat in a newly cut grass field waiting patiently for something to move. It was still there two hours later when I came back
I'm fascinated by the butterflies I find on complete sidewalk habitats....
Coastal variety (maritima)