Friday, May 6, 2011

Butterfly of the Month/May

Juvenal's Duskywing
The Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) is the most common dark skipper that is found in our region, in early spring.  This butterfly is normally found in association with oak woodlands. The adult butterfly feeds on vetch, autumn olive, blackberry and spring beauty. The larval host plant is members of the oak family; most often white oak.

The Juvenal's Duskywing can often be found in moist areas and mud puddles are a great place to look. This species can be found from April -June.

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

Posted by High Virginia Outdoors    Photos by High Virginia Images

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