Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1086996

Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum

Observation date: July 01, 2016
Submitted by: Pauline Donaldson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This photo was sent in to me via the MVFN nature notebook by a member from Sheridan Rapids, Ontario. If it is a Hayhurst Scallop then it would be in a very rare location and sighting from what I can see, although I am not knowledgeable about butterflies. If it is this species I will provide name and exact location if you need.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: July 01, 2016
Coordinator notes: The Compton Tortoiseshell is not super-rare, but it is a spectacular uncommon butterfly, so any record of it is interesting. I would very much like to have the name of the observer, and the exact location, if possible. Please contact me at rosslayberry@yahoo.ca Thanks Note added July 9: We appear to be having a really great year for this species, with more records than ever before. Please, contact me with the additional requested information. Thanks, Ross Layberry
Checklist region(s): Ontario, Canada