Moth ID
Location: Western New York
February 27, 2011 12:41 am
Hi, I found this moth outside of our house on October 10, 2008. We live in Upstate New York, near Buffalo, NY. He was out in the daylight. Can you identify him? Thank you!
Signature: Dawn

Compton Tortoiseshell

Hi Dawn,
Your butterfly, not moth, is a Compton Tortoiseshell,
Nymphalis vau-album , and it appears as though it might be a dead specimen.  We cannot distinguish its antennae from background, it seems as though they are missing.

Location: New York

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