Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1305992

Small Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus

Observation date: August 09, 2021
Submitted by: twofried
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A couple dozen Smalls around but this one seemed darker.... still marks do most closely resemble Small. Two dorsal forewing eyes seem better for Common but this could be variable?.?. I think.....
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 13, 2021
Coordinator notes: the "twin peaks" on the ventral hindwing scream Small, with which other marks are consistent. to find Common, look in Taos nera ditches, or in the Gorge. I saw it in Penasco the other day.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County