Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1304807

Small Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus

Observation date: July 29, 2021
Submitted by: EvSherr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were lots of these butterflies around, feeding on various flowers in the yard, including golden rabbitbrush which is just starting to bloom. Counted at least six. This species seems to be especially abundant this year. Warm clear day after rain the previous week.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 03, 2021
Coordinator notes: The middle photo may be Cercyonis sthenele, I can't tell without an upperside view-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Deschutes County