Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1169506

Small Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus

Observation date: July 13, 2018
Submitted by: Jon Kindschy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: July 25, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is indeed a wood-nymph; specifically, the Small Wood-Nymph. Their caterpillars eat multiple species of tall, wild grasses, many of which are currently unknown to lepidopterists.
Checklist region(s): Gunnison County, United States, Colorado