Photos / Sounds

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What

California Tortoiseshell Nymphalis californica

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

June 12, 2019 01:56 PM PDT

Description

Orange wings with dark borders, and spots near the shoulder. I'm not very adept at identifying butterflies, so let me know if there's a more accurate identification. Thanks!

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jaredmanninen

Date

June 12, 2019 01:59 PM PDT

Description

I believe this is commonly referred to as a "Green Pine Chafer." Hard to tell due to the higher ISO settings with this photo, but this beetle has a short antennae with a feather at the tip and iridescent elytra. And, literally, it's eating a pine needle in this photo. Let me know if this should be identified as something else. Thank you for your help!