Attached in back to a twig and ready to start becoming a butterfly. We saw both Variable Checkerspots and Northern Checkerspots nearby today.
Tried to take a photo of this Mourning Cloak off and on for a couple of hours and finally caught it resting on a Bird of Paradise.
Taj said these were desert swallowtails
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Beautiful orange with black color
Observed at the edge of the South Baker Beach Apartments neighborhood, where native dune plants have been planted to replace the Kikuyu grass. My daughter brought this invidivual to my attention as it flew from coast buckwheat to coyote brush to California poppy and back to buckwheat...