Scientific Name: Zerene eurydice
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.
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."