Southern Dogface Butterfly
The Southern Dogface can be identified by the upperside forewings that have a yellow “dog’s head” surrounded by black. “Eye” does not touch black border. However, since they close their wings when not in flight, it is difficult to identify this mark!
Butterfly Size: 2 1/8 – 3 inches
Habitats: Dry, open areas such as short-grass prairie hills, scrub oak groves, open woodland, washes, road edges.
Plants for the Southern Dogface Butterfly
Small-leaved plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) including:
- prairie clovers
- indigo (Dalea)
- clover (Trifolium) species
Nectar from flowers including:
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