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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Mead's Wood Nymph (Cercyonis meadii)

  • BND: Mead's Wood Nymph; Cercyonis meadii (W. H. Edwards, 1872)
  • BNA: Mead's Wood Nymph; Cercyonis meadii
  • Habitat: Badlands canyons, often found with 2nd brood Icaricia acmon at the blooms of Eriogonum on eroded badlands slopes
  • Larval food: Unknown, probably Bouteloua gracilis
  • Adult flight: One brood, primarily in August
  • References: Royer 167, Ferris & Brown 274, Scott 242
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