Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Reported only from Southern Shores, along the northern coast of Dare County. This is a northern species, ranging south to Pennsylvania, and casually to Virginia.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Accidental or escape; one record.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: The single record was of an individual (presumably just one) seen and photographed on August 14, 15, and 20, 1995 by Thomas Stock. Normally, the species emerges in late June or early July and flies until the fall; it overwinters and flies again in spring. Thus, it has a single brood.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.