Common Wood Nymph

Cercyonis pegala

Genus Cercyonis
Subfamily Satyrs
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Fairly common to abundant
Flight Period Early July to late September
Notes Attracted to shrubby meadows as well as salt marshes
Overwintering Larva
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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 7/30/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Tom Whelan - 2002

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo © Lesley Mattuchio - 8/4/2004
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/2/2004
Waring Field, Rockport

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Barbara Spencer

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Frank Model - 7/23/2006
Graves Farm, Williamsburg
Mating

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Frank Model - 7/17/2005
Sherborn Power Lines, Sherborn

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo © Alyce Mayo - 2005
Wachusett Reservoir

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 7/20/2006
Cummington

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Common Wood Nymph

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 7/20/2006
Cummington

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