Wood Nymph Butterfly – 8/13/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/13/20

Observation Time: 3:20 p.m.

Observation Location: Mountain St.

Common Name: Wood Nymph butterfly

Scientific Name: Cercyonis pegala

Comments: Despite its name the Wood Nymph butterfly prefers open areas including fields, wet meadows, salt marshes, and bogs. It also inhabits open woods and ventures along well lit woodland trails.

More information: Mass Audubon Butterfly Atlas