Friday, July 9, 2010

Common Wood Nymph

The Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala pegala) is a common butterfly of streamside habitats. It can be found from June until September. They are very common in the Canaan Valley area. this butterfly prefers to feed on sap and fermenting fruits. The caterpillar can be found on Poverty Oatgrass (Danthonia spicata) and members of the bluegrass and bluestem grass families.

The Butterflies Of West Virginia and their Caterpillars (Pitt Series in Nature and Natural History)

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