Large Wood Nymph,   <LEP159>


     Sometimes called the Blue-eyed Grayling, its eyespots are indeed blue and white, centered within black and yellow rings.  This species flies over much of the continent and exhibits many forms.  The one shown here has the forewing eyespots embedded in a large patch of canary yellow.  The rest is light brown striated with dark brown, the outer half of the hindwing paler.  It may be found in woods at their grassy edges, at sap or fruit or taking nectar on such flowers as alfalfa.