03/22/2020 - 13:56

Submitted by mariposa on Sun, 04/12/2020 - 17:06
Location: 
Species: 
Painted lady
Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 13:56
Number Observed: 
2
Type: 
First butterfly of the season
Presence of butterfly in your area
Wind Speed: 
10
Wind Direction: 
180.00
Description/Notes: 
Calabasas Peak Mtwy, Topanga, CA, USA. Location precision: within a 10m radius. There were at least two Painted Ladies patrolling the area. I saw two meet and tussle at one point. They stopped briefly to feed on California Brittlebush, then continued their wide, meandering circles. Patrolling in wide circles , quickly feeding on California Brittlebush, and circling again. 62F, cloudy. Observed by andreacala, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist, https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/40637408