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Wood Nymph - Cercyonis pegala

Wood Nymph - Cercyonis pegala
Husum, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
July 4, 2015
This butterfly was found in a shrubby, open area where Douglas spirea grows on the edge of a wetland/prairie remnant. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

Moved from ID Request.

Common Wood-Nymph
Hi, Joy

I'm not an expert, but I would guess this is a Common Wood-nymph. I've found this species in Multnomah County, Oregon from late July to mid August.

Here's an example of a similar one in South Dakota (thought probably a different subspecies):

And here's an example of a Common Wood-nymph found just south of your location:

Common Wood-Nymph
Hi Phil - Thanks! I also enjoyed reading about the distribution and natural history of the Common Wood-Nymph in Bob Pyle's book The Butterflies of Cascadia. Joy

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