Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Northern Cloudywing Butterfly

Thorybes pylades

Description:

Upperside is dark brown; clear spots on forewing are small, triangular, and not aligned. Male forewing has a costal fold enclosing scent scales. Underside is brown with gray overscaling; hindwing has 2 dark bands. Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 7/8 inches (3.2 - 4.7 cm).

Habitat:

This one was observed in a southern deciduous forest at Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve near Clarks Hill (McCormick County), SC.

Notes:

Caterpillar Hosts: Various plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) including beggar's ticks (Desmodium), bush clover (Lespedeza), clover (Trifolium), lotus (Hosackia), and others. Adult Food: Usually nectar from blue, purple, pink, or white flowers including dogbane, selfheal, crown vetch, Japanese honeysuckle, thistles, common milkweed, Deptford pink, hoary vervain, and others. This spotting is a BAMONA record for the species for McCormick County, SC.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

KenCheeks
Spotted by
KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team