I appreciate all forms of life, but my identification skills have concentrated primarily on birds, whales, western pines, and edible plants. My knowledge of butterflies is quite limited. I think I regularly see swallowtails, monarchs, admirals, sulfurs, and whites. But getting more specific than that has not been a priority for me.
So I offer these photos and tentative ID's to butterflies I photographed in early July near Julian, California at about 4000-4600 feet elevation. Oh, and one very interesting flower, too.
|Mylitta Crescent. Julian, California. July 4, 2015. Greg Gillson.|
|Checkered White. Lake Cuyamaca, California. July 4, 2015. Greg Gillson.|
|Lupine Blue. Lake Cuyamaca, California. July 4, 2015. Greg Gillson.|
|Humboldt Lily. William Heise County Park, Julian, California. July 3, 2015. Greg Gillson.|