Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)

Statewide and common in NC, Southern Cloudywings generally have larger white spots than other species of cloudyings, and the spots in their sub-apical spot band all align along their outer edge (i.e., the lowermost spot is NOT offset toward the wingtip as in the other cloudywings). Also, note the light-colored face on this species.
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
17 July 2008

Nectaring on Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)


Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
24 June 2009

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Males
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Nectaring on thistle
Blackwood Division of Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
16 July 2003
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Nectaring on Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)
Blackwood Division of Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
16 July 2003

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus), male on left
Blackwood Division of Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
25 July 2003
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus), male
Blackwood Division of Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
5 June 2007

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
20 May 2003
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
15 May 2007

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus), Female
Orange Co., NC
2 Aug 2005

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
22 May 2008
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
22 May 2008

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus) Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
6 June 2006
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Orange Co., NC
7 June 2006


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