Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Beautiful Wood-nymph
Eudryas grata

Observation date: July 25, 2021
Submitted by: Chet Gottfried
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: At first I was about to brush off bird droppings from a common milkweed leaf, but then it moved, and so I took photos of it. About 15 minutes later it flew several feet, and I was sure it was a moth. About a half-hour later it returned to the milkweed leaf. Of course, whether it's a beautiful wood-nymph or a pearly wood-nymph is beyond me.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: July 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Pennsylvania, Centre County