North American Butterfly Association
Piety Hill Loop of Cloverdale Trail above Clear Creek
Shasta County, CA
I visited this area that has a tremendous amount of Jewelweed, Streptanthus tortuosus, to look for Pearly Marbles. I was surprised to see only 10 during a 3 mile exploration. I was fortunate to find one laying an egg and get some good looks at another nectaring on Jewelweed. Many bumble bees were nectaring on the Jewelweed flowers, most being yellow-faced but also at least 2 other species.
Pearly Marble egg
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