|Asters, Goldenrod, and Milkweed under cumulus and cirrus clouds|
The underside of the Milbert's Tortoiseshell wings are a rich chocolate brown.
|The chocolate brown underside of a Milbert's Tortoiseshell|
When it opens its wings, it exposes broad bands of orange.
|Milbert's Tortoiseshell - opening its wings to expose orange submarginal bands|
These butterflies were mostly keeping their wings closed, but I was able to find one that wasd sunning itself with its wings spread wide. A close look shows a yellow appears at the front edge of the orange band, and border of blue spots can be found on the edge of its wings.
|Milbert's Tortoiseshell - note the yellow and orange band, and blue along the margin of the wings.|