Brushfoots: Compton Tortoiseshell Nymphalis vau-album
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 2.5" - 3"|
|Habitat:||Upland boreal deciduous or mixed forest|
|Flight Period:||April to October (especially early July)|
|Larval Host Plant:||Birch, willow|
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It's always a pleasant surprise when you come back from a hike and find a beautiful Compton Tortoiseshell basking in the sun on your Jeep tire.
This Compton's circled around me several times before landing on my back. Then it briefly perched on this truck before flying off.