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Decoding the Dusky Wings of the Eastern United States

Decoding the Dusky Wings of the Eastern United States Welcome to our deep dive into the duskywing butterflies of the Eastern United States! These often overlooked lepidopterans are not just beautiful; they're also fascinating subjects for study due to their varied habitats and behaviors. In this post, we'll explore each species found in the eastern regions, providing you with detailed range maps, insights into their seasonal activities, and expert tips for identification. Whether you're a seasoned lepidopterist or a casual nature lover, there's something here for everyone. Introduction to Duskywings Duskywing butterflies, belonging to the genus Erynnis , are small, robust, and predominantly brown, making them challenging to identify at first glance. However, each species has distinct characteristics that set them apart.  Species Overview Here, we outline the duskywing species found in the Eastern United States, each followed by detailed sections on their range, seasonal