Dogface Butterfly

Scientific Name: Zerene eurydice

Male Dogface Butterfly

Male Dogface Butterfly

See Dogface Butterflies

The Dogface butterfly is the California State butterfly because it is only found in California. In Monterey County, look for it in Big Sur canyons.

Curious Science

The butterfly got its name from the "dog-face profile" that you can see on the male's upper wing. The females are a plain yellow with one spot on each upper wing. The males looking different from the females is termed "Sexual Dimorphism."