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The California dogface butterfly, also called "dog-head butterfly," is found only in California and has been the state insect since 1972. The male has markings on its wings resembling a silhouette of a dog's head. The female is usually solid yellow with a black spot on each upper wing. Adults feed on flower nectar and are said to be especially fond of purple flowers. They fly very fast and are difficult to approach unless they are nectaring at flowers.