Specimen NC 258 | Sleepy Orange Butterfly
Upperside of wings orange in both sexes; orange-yellow form is rare. Forewing with small black cell spot. Male has sharply defined black borders on outer and costal margins. In winter form, underside of hindwing is brick red, brown, or tan; in summer form it is orange-yellow.
to the Museum of York County
for their generous permission to paint right there in their Naturalist Center—so I could experience these beautiful creations up close and personal.
Specimen NC 258
Sleepy Orange Butterfly
oil & gold leaf on wood
4 x 4 in.