Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)

Widespread but uncommon (sandhills and lower coastal plain) to very rare (northern mountains) in NC, this species has only two to three broods. Note the lack of a white spot inside the "wrist" of the forewing that Juvenal's and Horace's have.
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
8 Oct 2018

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Scotland Co., NC
14 June 2008
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Scotland Co., NC
14 June 2008

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Scotland Co., NC
20 Apr 2008
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Scotland Co., NC
20 Apr 2008

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Durham Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
17 Aug 2014
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

This female is laying eggs on Eastern Milkpea (Tephrosia regularis).


Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Richmond Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
4 Aug 2016
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Sandhills Gamelands, Richmond Co., NC
28 Apr 2019

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Craven Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Hill Forest, Durham Co., NC
20 Aug 2017

The camera flash caused this individual to flinch, revealing the "costal fold" along the leading edge of the forewing.


Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
26 Jun 2020

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
6 Sep 2020

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
2 May 2021

She appears to be attempting to oviposit on a very small Shrubby Lespideza (L. bicolor).


Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Caldwell Co., NC
23 Aug 2016

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco), Male
Brunswick Co., NC
28 Aug 2004
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco), Female
Carteret Co., NC
26 Aug 2012

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
New Hanover Co., NC
27 Aug 2005
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Craven Co., NC
26 Aug 2007

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Power line cut in Orange Co., NC
16 Aug 2009

Some Zarucco Duskywings can be very difficult to distinguish from Wild Indigo Duskywings.



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