Common Wood Nymph Butterfly On Cape Cod.


I’ve seen many of these Common Wood Nymph butterflies along the sides of the trails here on Cape Cod. I usually see them in the shade. This is the only Wood Nymph species found east of the Mississippi.

Common Wood Nymph are overall tan to dark brown with 2 orange eyespots on their forewings. They frequently have numerous eyespots on the hindwings. This particular one has tiny white eyespots on its hindwings.

Have you ever seen a Common Wood Nymph butterfly?

One thought on “Common Wood Nymph Butterfly On Cape Cod.”

  1. It’s so interesting that there are wood nymph and wood satyr butterflies on the Cape. Very mythological! 🙂
    Are they the female and male of the same species?

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