Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
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Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Identification: Common Wood Nymphs (Cercyonis pegala) are recognized by their brown wings with eyespots on the underwings. The species is highly variable with lots of subspecies, but in general, the wings are brown and there are two large eyespots with yellow rings on the underside of the forewings, and a line of smaller eyespots on the underside of the hindwing.

Taxonomy: Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae); Subfamily: Satyrs and Wood-Nymphs (Satyrinae).

Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Preferred Habitat: Grassy areas including prairies, meadows, and wet areas throughout North America from Canada to Mexico.

Where to Find: Grassy areas (host plants are grasses)

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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