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Common Wood-nymph

Cercyonis pegala


I spotted these Common Wood-Nymphs in a meadow of Purpletop (Tridens flavus), Oregon White Oak trees (Quercus garryana), and on bushel of Knapweed (Centaurea).


I can always spot a Common Wood-nymph from a mile away because of their distinctive flying pattern, which resembles a series of mini-jet propulsions.

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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 19, 2014

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