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California Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia california), Santa Barbara County, California. There is some dispute on the naming of this species with the other favoured name C. california. This butterfly is common in the California foothills. The individual pictured is obtaining nectar from Ceanothus flowers. Its larva feeds on grasses.
Model release not required. Property release not required.