Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1264768

Small Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus

Observation date: July 29, 2020
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Intermittent sun; temp in low 70s F; little wind at ~ 8400 ft elevation. 4 or 5 individuals observed nervously flitting about and fighting for a spot among all the fritillaries on yellow coneflowers. This one briefly opened it's wings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 04, 2020
Coordinator notes: nice job Topper, getting upperside and underside!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico