Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Conflict - Nymphalis milberti or Aglais milbe)
Copyright: Bobbie Holder
This butterfly is sponsored by Emira Bachtel (Wyoming)
These brilliant orange banded butterflies are one-of-a-kind. They are common in moist woodlands searching for nectar from various flowers or enjoying the sweet juices of over-ripened fruit or tree sap.
Males frequently perch on logs or in shrubs throughout the afternoon to watch for females. Planting Nettle will invited this spectacular butterfly into your garden, but keep still because the Milbert’s Tortoiseshell is quick to dart away when disturbed.
Milbert's Tortoiseshell Host and Nectar Plants
Host Plants for the Milbert's Tortoiseshell: (What is this?)
Nectar Plants for the Milbert's Tortoiseshell: (What is this?)
Aster, Goldenrod, Lilac, Stokes' Aster, Thistle, and more
Milbert's Tortoiseshell Facts And Information
Butterfly Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Butterfly Subfamily: True Brushfoot (Nymphalinae)
Butterfly Wingspan: 1 5/8 in. to 2 1/2 in.
Butterfly Habitat: Open areas, wet areas, streams, meadows
Milbert's Tortoiseshell Flight Range Map
Note: Map represents approximate butterfly flight range.