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Southern Dogface

Zerene cesonia


Beautiful bright yellow sulphur butterfly with one prominent dark spot and one white spot under the wings. Top of the wings are a black pattern that, with the dark spot underneath forming the eye, makes a dogface pattern when backlit.


Longleaf pine habitat. All the Dogfaces I saw were nectaring in the white flowers that I think are called Summer Farewell.


These butterflies are pretty rare and are hard to find east of the Mississippi unless you know someone who knows someone who knows where to look.

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robert emond
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robert emond

Townsend, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Sep 18, 2020
Submitted on Sep 20, 2020

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