Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1238872

Great Basin Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis sthenele

Observation date: September 07, 2019
Submitted by: falco1
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This was seen in the San Bernardino Mountains a mid-elevation
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 04, 2019
Coordinator notes: The Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala) is one of the rarest butterflies in southern California, found only along the Kern/Tulare County line with a very few from Santa Barbara County. The Kern/Tulare County subspecies (australosierra) may be gone now because of ranch management but they were common when I discovered them in 1997. The Santa Barbara County ones may be similar, but very few have been collected, too few to compare-Ken Davenport