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Collection Insects
Object ID 92.0295.744
Object Name Nymphalis vaualbum j-album
Other Name TORTOISE SHELL, COMPTON
Description Larvae feed on elm, willow and birch. Adults frequent woodlands, attracted to sap, rotting fruit and puddles. Alternately abundant and rare in North America.
Place of Origin Granville, Washington County, New York
Genus Nymphalis
Species vaualbum j-album
Common Name Synonym False Comma
Genus Name Synonym Vanessa, Polygonia
Species Name Synonym j-album