Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1068653

Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum

Observation date: October 07, 2015
Submitted by: purplechickadee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The butterfly landed on my roof and rested, opening and closing its wings occasionally. About 3 minutes later, it started flying again and finally landed right in front of me on my closed-up umbrella on the deck!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Will Kerling
Verified date: February 29, 2016
Coordinator notes: Great find!! / lived in western Montana for years and this bug was much more common there
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Passaic County