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Photo#693600
bird excrement mimic? - Eudryas unio

bird excrement mimic? - Eudryas unio
Evansville, Eagle Slogh, Vanderburg County, Indiana, USA
August 21, 2012
Size: ~18mm
First impression was 'bird dropping'. Flew after 1 photo.

yes, Eudryas unio - Hodges #9299
Moved from ID Request.

Eudryas unio
I would go with the closest look-a-like, Eudryas unio, the Pearly Wood-Nymph, due to the wavy maroon border on the outer edge. This border is straighter in the Beautiful Wood-Nymph.

looks like...

Beautiful Wood Nymph

Not sure if there are look-alikes, however, so hopefully an expert can confirm. Isn't their "mimicry" incredible!?!

 
thx larry
These are totally new to me. after your prompt tho, and some addtnl searching, i think it's Eudryas unio - Pearly Wood-Nymph, due to 'scalloped inner edge of dark band".

 
good call
agree 100%!

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