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Compton Tortoiseshell - Nymphalis vau-album
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Compton Tortoiseshell - Atwood's Brook - 2003-08-26
Photo © Grant Milroy
Status in Nova Scotia
Rare.

Flight Period
Early April to early June, and then early August to early October.

Habitat
Woodlands.

Larval Foodplants
Willow, birch and poplar.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
This species seldom visits flowers but is attracted to carrion, animal droppings and fermenting fruit.

Compton Tortoiseshell - Bear's Den Rd., NB, 2010-10-06
Compton Tortoiseshell - Bear's Den Rd., NB - 2010-10-06
2010-10-06
Photo © Jim Edsall