Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1219152

Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum

Observation date: October 18, 2016
Submitted by: Amtrekman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was visiting Pikes Peak State Park near McGregor, IA. It was a crisp, sunny fall day, with temperatures in the low 50s. I sent photos to the Iowa State University Entomology Department to help with identification. I at first believed it to be a Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, but the university believed it was a Compton’s.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Eric Wood
Verified date: December 10, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Clayton County