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Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Aglais Milberti


The wingspan is around 5 cm. The upperside is black with wide orange submarginal bands; this orange slightly fades to yellow near the inner edge. Both wings have narrow black marginal borders; the hindwing may have blue spots.


All of Canada and Alaska south of the tundra, all of the western United States and most of the eastern United States. In these areas they commonly occur in wet areas, including moist pastures, marshes, most trails and roadsides.

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Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 10 years ago

It was really posing for me, not moving for some minutes, allowing me to install the tripod and take a good shot. Once it was done, it flew away.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

What a beauty!

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 10 years ago

Thank you Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Great spot beautiful :)

Saskatchewan, Canada

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

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