Juvenal’s Duskywing

Juvenile Duskywing is a butterfly that is found all through the United States.

What Does the Juvenile Duskywing Look Like?

The Juvenile Duskywing is brown and the upper part of the male is dark brown and has no white.  The female Horace’s Duskywing is light brown and has large transparent spots.

The bottom of the Juvenile Duskywing has two spots and the male has yellow patches of scent that is on its abdominal.  The female Juvenile Duskywing also contains scent patches.

The Juvenile Duskywing is around 49 millimeters in length.

Where Does the Juvenile Duskywing Live?

The Juvenile Duskywing lives all throughout North America including Texas, Florida, the Gulf coast, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota and even Connecticut.

The habitat of the Juvenile Duskywing is that they like to live where there are oakwoods or scrubs.

Juvenal's Duskywing

When is the Juvenile Duskywing Most Active?

The Juvenile Duskywing is most active from April to September in the north and from January to November in the South.

What Does the Juvenile Duskywing Eat?

The caterpillar of the Juvenile Duskywing eats red and white oak leaves, willow oak leaves, northern red oak, post oak, live oak and water oak.

The adult Juvenile Duskywing drinks nectar from flowers such as winter cress, dandelion, wild plum, blueberry, redbud and lilac.

Finding a Mate

The Juvenile Duskywing male will look for a female by perching on twigs or on slopes or hills.

When the female lays eggs, she will lay one egg at a time.  The caterpillars will hatch and will eat the plant from where they are born and will rest in nests made from leaves.

More Facts About the Horace’s Duskywing:

  • The Juvenile Duskywing likes to bask in the sun.
  • The Juvenile Duskywing are considered to be fast fliers so they will be able to visit taller flowers.
  • The males will look for females closer to the ground.
  • Juvenile Duskywing is sometimes mistaken for other Duskywings and are so fast that they are hard to identify.
  • The spots on the Duskywing sometimes look white.
  • The Juvenile Duskywing is very similar to the Horace’s Duskywing.

What Did You Learn?

What is the Juvenile Duskywing?
The Juvenile Duskywing is a butterfly found in eastern United States.

What kind of habitat does the Juvenile Duskywing like?
The Juvenile Duskywing likes to live in areas that are wooded, wooded swamps, clearings, open areas and close to roads.

What does the Juvenile Duskywing like to eat?
The Juvenile Duskywing likes to eat nectar from flowering plants such as the winter cress, dandelion, wild plum, blueberry, redbud and lilac.

Why are the Juvenile Duskywing hard to identify?
The Juvenile Duskywing is hard to identify because they fly so fast that they are often times identified as a different kind of Duskywing butterfly.

How many eggs does the Juvenile Duskywing lay at one time?
The Juvenile Duskywing lays one egg at a time.

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