Santa Clarita and Northern Los Angeles County Area
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California Dogface [Zerene eurydice] Adult Insect Images

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The California Dogface Butterfly is not only California's State Butterfly, it is also our State Insect.

Typical male pattern, showing some variation.

Male form "Bernardino" with hind wing black margins in various degrees.

Other male variations of black scales filling the "dog's face", and violet scales filling the black margins of the forewing.

Typical female and variations.

Female form "Amorphae" and edgrees of variation.

A group of California Dogface, showing variation.

Live shot of a female at rest on the larval host plant.

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