Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades

Possibly the most widespread of the three cloudywings in Arkansas. The dark face is not visible here but the Southern Cloudywing essentially never has spots reduced to this level. Southern Cloudys also often have a much wider pale posterior margin. Northerns tend to die down later in the summer leaving the Southerns dominant. Both these species feed on extensive legume species and are often most common in open situations including road and powerline cuts and fields. They are vigorous nectar feeders.

Much ado about poop. Shot showing the dark face and the reduced pale fringe on this fairly fresh Northern CW.

And the pair in April on Round Mountain. Note the wing shimmer from flash jump.