Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1145339

Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum

Observation date: July 14, 2017
Submitted by: markmarn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The weather had been very hot (80+) for weeks and it was probably 70+ that day. no rain, no wind, no clouds, very sunny, we were just driving along an old logging road and saw several butterflies (mostly fritillaries, crescents and checkerspots) crossing the road. we got out and walked along side of road and this butterfly flew out and landed in the road. most of the time it had its wings folded. this was the only sighting of this butterfly for that entire day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevekohler
Verified date: June 19, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Kootenai County, United States, Idaho