The Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly is typically 2.0 inches to 2.7 inches (52mm to 70mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: orange; black; white; tan; jagged wings; ruffled edges; white spots; white curved comma mark; tan underneath; short tails; flying; gray-green by edge of wing.
It has a typical diet of the following: aspen; birch; willow.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.