California Tortoiseshell (Underwing View)
The perfectly camouflaged underwings hide the brilliantly orange and black-pattered dorsal side of a California tortoiseshell butterfly, photographed here in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. 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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