Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1114073

Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum

Observation date: April 09, 2017
Submitted by: Mr Bill E-B
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Finally the warmer weather is here, but still patches of snow lie around. I was quite taken by surprise that I even saw anything as temperatures are close to 0 C at night. I do think this one was just emerging today though as it looked like it was drying its wings. I truly think this is a very hardy species.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: April 09, 2017
Coordinator notes: I would like to add this record to the Ontario database of butterfly distribution. But to do that I need to have the observer's name. Please contact me at rosslayberry@yahoo.ca Thanks, Ross
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario