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Common Wood-Nymph - Cercyonis pegala
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Common Wood-Nymph - Dollar Lake PP, NS - 2008-08-11
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Common.

Flight Period
Early July to late September.

Habitat
Open meadows, roadsides.

Larval Foodplants
Various grasses including Wild Oats (Avena fatua).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
The amount of yellow surrounding the blue spots in the forewing is highly variable.

Common Wood-Nymph - Pockwock Road, NS, 2009-08-14
Common Wood-Nymph - Pockwock Road, NS - 2009-08-14
2009-08-14
Photo © Phil Schappert
Common Wood-Nymph - Pockwock Road, NS, 2012-07-26
Common Wood-Nymph - Pockwock Road, NS - 2012-07-26
2012-07-26
Photo © Phil Schappert
Common Wood-Nymph - Little Harbour, Shelburne Co. NS, 2012-08-03
Common Wood-Nymph - Little Harbour, Shelburne Co. NS - 2012-08-03
2012-08-03
Photo © Phil Schappert
Common Wood-Nymph - Apple River, NS, 2012-08-20
Common Wood-Nymph - Apple River, NS - 2012-08-20
2012-08-20
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer