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PostSubject: Found this butterfly!   12/17/2016, 4:24 pm

I found this guy out in our shop. It's half way through winter and I was surprised to find him. What species is it anyways? Anyone know?

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PostSubject: Re: Found this butterfly!   1/2/2017, 2:27 pm

I looks very similar to the polygonids AKA anglewings. I see no question mark or comma so I am thinking that this a species of tortoiseshell
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PostSubject: Re: Found this butterfly!   1/4/2017, 1:34 pm

They overwinter as adults so that is why you found him at this time of year.
I believe Canadian anter is right, more specifically I think it is http://bugguide.net/node/view/12877

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PostSubject: Re: Found this butterfly!   1/4/2017, 1:40 pm

Btw, good find, I have never seen one Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Found this butterfly!   1/4/2017, 8:14 pm

I think it is more likely Milbert's tortoiseshell
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PostSubject: Re: Found this butterfly!   1/4/2017, 8:31 pm

Doesn't look like that to me.
Compare:
Milbert's:Compton
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PostSubject: Re: Found this butterfly!   1/4/2017, 9:04 pm

Oh I guess youre right
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PostSubject: Re: Found this butterfly!   7/20/2017, 7:40 am

I caught my first compton tortoishell a couple days ago up on the au Sable river in Crawford Co., MI. I beleive mine was a female due to the large size.

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