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2day's road trip

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Tuesday May 13, 2014

Little Valley, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: those of you who know us know we can't resist an un-explored back road! this one was a little more challenging than I like in our senior years!......western Checkerspot on yellow flower - anyone identify the yellow wildflower? looks like Mule's Ears, but the leaves are very different???

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4. got2dogs
12:41 AM GMT on May 15, 2014
thanks everybody and thanks approvers! thanks Lisa (Feather 3) for the id - I knew you and Mara could help me out! So, what distinguishes the Checkerspot from the Fritillary ?
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3. Feather3
10:46 PM GMT on May 14, 2014
Your butterfly is also called a Variable Checkerspot: http://bugguide.net/node/view/395901
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2. Feather3
10:45 PM GMT on May 14, 2014
Balsamroot; a common butterfly to see on these flowers (as well as mule ears) are the Checkerspots. :)
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1. BoazR
10:48 AM GMT on May 14, 2014
Glad to see that you are traveling even-though the challenge.
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