Cercyonis pegala wheeleri Edwards, 1873

Wheeler's wood nymph, Wheeler's Satyr butterfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Owens Lake, Inyo County, California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Edward, W. H. (1873). Descriptions of diurnal Lepidoptera found within the United States. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 4: 343-348.


Other references:

Davenport, K.E., R.E. Stanford, and R.L. Langston. 2005. Flight periods of California butterflies for "resident species", subspecies and most strays to the state. The International Lepidoptera Survey newsletter 6(1). 66 pp.

NatureServe. (2014). NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: January 29, 2015).

Pelham, J. P. 2008. A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. Volume 40. 658 pp.


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