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Does anyone know what kind of butterfly this is?

September 18, 2008

Hi Everyone;

Just wondering if anyone knows what kind of butterfly this is? I’m really quite sure it’s not a monarch.

Location: Markham (Toronto), Ontario, Canada
Date : September 17, 2008 @ 3pm EDT

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What butterfly is this?

What butterfly is this?


I sent an email last night to a butterfly professional.  Here’s the response:

It is a Compton Tortoiseshell butterfly. I photographed a few of these a week
or two ago.
They are very similar to Coma and Question Mark butterflies.

Thanks Gord!  Look at his great site about butterfly watching in Ontario site at :

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