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Milbert's Tortoiseshell - Aglais milberti
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Milbert's Tortoiseshell - Kentville, NS - 2000-07-09
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Rare. The Maritimes Butterfly Atlas S-rank for this species is "S2: Rare: May be vulnerable to extirpation due to rarity or other factors (6 to 20 occurrences or few remaining individuals)".

Flight Period
Mid-April to mid-May, few summer sightings, and then mid-August to mid-October.

Wet areas near woods.

Larval Foodplants
Stinging nettle, Urtica sp.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia

Further Reading

Milbert's Tortoiseshell - Kentville, NS, 2000-07-09
Milbert's Tortoiseshell - Kentville, NS - 2000-07-09
Photo © Peter Payzant