Milbert=s Tortoiseshell (LEP124) Aglais milberti


     Tortoisshells have decidedly different upper and lower surfaces.  Milbert=s above is chocolate brown with a two-toned band-- yellow inside, orange outer-- orange basal spots, and blue dots in the dark margin.  Below there is no such fire-rim pattern, just a dark brown basal half, tan band, and dark border.  Thus it blends exactly into tree bark.  It is widespread in North America, here shown on western sneezeweed.