Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1087573

Great Basin Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis sthenele

Observation date: July 02, 2016
Submitted by: diwalks2@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These would sit on trail and in the leaves trail side. Patrol around Native bunch grasses, Every time We see these there near same grasses always bunch grasses in the cleveland national forest ca. When startled they fly off into the shadows among leaves on the ground easily dispersing in the dispersed light, weak fluttery flight with just a little bounce similar to the dusky flight. Most prevalent in the heat of the day in the shadows. As it cools off and the moths start to stir if you find one it will be less active and you just might get a good look if you move very slowly. Wooly Blue Curls all along this trail, extremely beautiful calif. native plant that likes iron rich rocky well drained soil. Great nectar plant for pollinator garden. in well drained container or if you have well draining soil needs iron. Plant in mostly gravel very little soil. feed iron!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 06, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County