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Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Cercyonis
Species: pegala

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Butte, Montana
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coolville, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Gold Hill, Oregon
Alexandria, Pennsylvania
Mehoopany, Pennsylvania

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Scorpioangel On Jun 19, 2007, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR
(Zone 7a) wrote:

Similar species: No other large eastern Satyr has two large forewing eyespots.
Life Cycle: eggs are yellow, ribbed, pitted, round on bottom and flat on top. Caterpillar grass green, with 4 lengthwise yellow lines, fine fuzzy hair, and 2 red tails. Overwinters shortly after hatching. Host plants are various grasses. Chrysalis is plump, green. 1 brood, usually in June-August.
Habitat: Oak and Pine woodlands, meadows, fields, marshes, prairie thickets and roadsides.


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