Thursday, June 25, 2009

Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)

I saw my first Juvenal’s Duskywing in the spring when the blueberries were blooming – the same day that I photographed the Olive Hairstreak. It was late afternoon and the light wasn’t good. I got a shot but it wasn’t sharp and, in retrospect, the duskywings’ colors were somewhat faded.

Recently a duskywing has been visiting the butterfly bush. Its’ markings are bright.

Identification resources:
- West Central Georgia Butterflies by Michael Beohm: Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
- BugGuide: Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
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