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California tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

California tortoiseshell
California tortoiseshell

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: medium
Overall Color: orange and black
Larval Foods: snowberry
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: orange with prominent black wing margins and markings above and camouflage gray beneath

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 04 Nymphalidae (brushfoots)
SubFamily: 02 Nymphalinae (brushfoots)
Genus: Nymphalis
Species: californica

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