Specimen NC 258 | Sleepy Orange Butterfly

[abaeis nicippe]

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.