Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

Widespread but uncommon in NC, this species has only one brood and is only on the wing in the springtime. Note the lack of white spots in the forewing that many other duskywing species show.
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo), Male
Scotland Co., NC
10 April 2004

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo), Female
Moore Co., NC
10 April 2004
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo), Female
Scotland Co., NC
10 April 2004

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo), Male
Moore Co., NC
10 April 2004
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo), Male
Orange Co., NC
17 March 2006

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Granville Co., NC
1 Apr 2007

As raindrops started falling, this individual took shelter on a tree trunk, like many moths do.


Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Weymouth Woods, Moore Co., NC
31 Mar 2016

Ever wonder what some butterflies do when it gets cloudy and they "disappear"? Well Derb Carter and I watched this one land on a twig and fold its wings back and almost wrap around the twig!

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

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