Thursday, July 29, 2010

Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Common throughout most of the United States and southern Canada.  (Range Map)  Adults feed on flower nectar and rotting fruit.  I reckon this watermelon rind in our compost qualifies as "rotting fruit".  (BugGuide Species Page)



Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great photo. I love the fruit colors.

Birdy Official said...

Because of its dull color, never gave them any attention; but your picture makes me realized that it's worth to be photographed.

Lana Gramlich said...

We see these pretty often down here (as you suggest--pretty common.) Always nice to see any butterflies, anyway. ;)