Quiz #103: Insect

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Identify this "multi-eyed" butterfly. (Photographed in eastern Massachusetts on July 12, 2013.)

A. Common Wood-nymph

B. Northern Pearly-eye

C. Little Wood-satyr

D. Eyed Brown

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A is incorrect. Common Wood-nymph (Cercyonis pegala) wing patterns can vary depending on location, but none show this pattern of two prominent eye spots on each wing.

B is incorrect. Northern Pearly-eye (Lethe anthedon) would show more eye spots.

C is Correct! Little Wood-satyrs (Megisto cymela) have two prominent eye spots on the underside of each wing.

D is incorrect. Eyed Brown (Lethe eurydice) would show more eye spots.

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2 thoughts on “Quiz #103: Insect”

  1. Hi Josh, Walking the trail into the old Norfolk airport today these were out and about in beautiful weather. First I have seen this season.

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