Variable Checkerspot Butterfly (Vantana Wilderness)

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Variable Checkerspot Butterfly (Vantana Wilderness)

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Chalcedon Checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas chalcedona), also called Variable Checkerspot.

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Photo taken during a 3-day trek on the Pine Ridge trail to the Sykes Hot Springs in the Vantana Wilderness, near Big Sur (California)

Date & GPS location
Photo taken on May 18, 2012
Coast Ridge Rd, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
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