Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1262811

Great Basin Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis sthenele

Observation date: July 23, 2020
Submitted by: EvSherr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly was feeding on daisies in our Central Oregon yard. Warm, sunny afternoon. Only one individual.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 23, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is a bad angle and there is no upperside view, so this is difficult. This look like subspecies sineocellata with the banded hindwing and kind of frosted appearance outwards, similar to 4 of these I took on Mt. Ashland June 10 and 11. In my opinion, that would make these more desirable and a better find than Cercyonis oetus.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Deschutes County