Pearly Wood Nymph
Eudryas unio (Hbn.)
Noctuidae

  


Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Copyright (c) 2008

There are two species of wood nymph; Beautiful and Pearly (above). The two species can easily be distinguished by the dark band along the outer margin of the forewing. Eudryas unio (Pearly) has a band that is scalloped on the inside, whereas the band is smoothly curved on Eudryas grata (Beautiful). The caterpillar host plants are Evening Primrose, grapes, hibiscus, and willow-herbs.

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