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Variable Checkerspot | by wanderingnome
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Variable Checkerspot

These butterflies are in the same family as the Mourning Cloaks - Brushfoot or Nymphalinae - but they are smaller. We noticed them sitting on the road and then flying up as we approached. One of the places we stopped had dozens of these little guys flying all over the place. You can see the white spots characteristic of the Variable Checkerspot on the abdomen.

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Taken on June 11, 2006