A California tortoiseshell butterfly photographed in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park on a hot summer day. This West Coast member of the brushfoot family of butterflies is a real beauty, and can be found mostly anywhere in the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, and sometimes further east in search of its favorite larval food source, buckbrushes.
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