Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1084780

Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum

Observation date: June 12, 2016
Submitted by: mktordonez
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Every caterpillar observed was climbing straight up to start turning into a chrysalis. Saw one climbing up a grape vine trellis and turned into a chrysalis on a leaf, the rest climbed the house and formed their chrysalis on the walls. Surrounding garden contains a wide variety of flowering plants. Weather has been mostly warm and humid.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: June 13, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Manitoba