Great Arctic

Great Arctic (Oeneis nevadensis), picture by Autumn Barrett-Morgan, June 14, 2020, Easter Bluff, Cortes Island

Oeneis nevadensis is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is commonly known as the great Arctic, Nevada Arctic, great grayling, Felder’s Arctic, or Pacific Arctic. It is native to northwestern North America.

Spotted on Easter Bluff on Cortes Island by Autumn Barrett-Morgan, June 14, 2020.

The wingspan of the great Arctic measures 2 to 2.5 inches (5.1 to 6.3 cm), making it the largest western Arctic. O. n. nevadensis is bright orange-brown on the upper side of the wings. The dark brown wing margins are scalloped. Males have one to two black eyespots on the forewing; females have two to three. From Wikipedia

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