Attributes of Cercyonis sthenele

Great Basin Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis sthenele (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Upperside is brown. Forewing of male has 2 small eyespots, with the upper one larger; female has 2 large eyespots of about the same size. Eyespots are of equal distance from the outer edge of wing. Dark basal half of hindwing underside is separated from lighter outer half by an irregular dark line.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 3/4 inches (3.5 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Males patrol all day to find females, who lay eggs singly on host plants. Caterpillars hatch and go into hibernation, not feeding until the following spring.
Flight: One brood from June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Unknown grasses.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Chaparral, oak woodland, open pine forest, juniper-pinyon woodland, sagebrush.
Range: Southern British Columbia south through California to Baja California Norte; east to Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 15, 2012 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States December 16, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 wimvdam Santa Barbara County, California, United States June 14, 2014 Details
June 03, 2012 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States October 25, 2013 Details
July 25, 2010 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States October 25, 2013 Details
August 27, 2013 plex1ppus Klamath County, Oregon, United States October 10, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 kdg54ca7775 British Columbia, Canada September 16, 2013 Details
September 23, 2009 Joe Sebastiani Tuolumne County, California, United States August 30, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 philohela Clark County, Nevada, United States July 21, 2013 Details
June 15, 2013 MAKI Santa Cruz Island County, California, United States June 24, 2013 Details
July 14, 1989 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 14, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Ventura County, California, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 1995 legacy.reporter (R. Langston-J. Vernon) Pershing County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 11, 2012 Tommie Rogers Montrose County, Colorado, United States October 05, 2012 Details
June 02, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 1996 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Pershing County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 23, 1996 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Pershing County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 03, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 20, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 22, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 20, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 05, 1965 legacy.reporter (Anna Austin) January 01, 2012 Details
July 14, 1962 legacy.reporter (Anna Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 15, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 15, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 20, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 29, 1963 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 30, 1963 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 01, 1969 legacy.reporter (J. Emmel-O. Shields) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 09, 1974 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 12, 2009 plex1ppus Chelan County, Washington, United States October 30, 2011 Details
July 17, 2011 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States October 10, 2011 Details
August 04, 2011 Dennie OBrien British Columbia, Canada August 18, 2011 Details
June 08, 1972 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 17, 1916 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Plumas County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 27, 2005 legacy.reporter (Bill Bouton) Inyo County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 27, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Inyo County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 09, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Inyo County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 08, 2008 legacy.reporter (David Shaw) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 14, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 21, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 28, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 28, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 03, 1997 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Clark County, Nevada, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 24, 1964 legacy.reporter (Thomas C. Emmel) Lyon County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 22, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Grand County, Utah, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 02, 1990 legacy.reporter (J. B. Vernon) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
August 01, 1990 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Modoc County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
June 17, 1988 legacy.reporter (J. Emmel, G. Pratt) San Bernardino County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details