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Little Wood Satyr Butterfly

Megisto cymela

Description:

Light brown. Forewing has 2 yellow-rimmed black eyespots both above and below. Hindwing has 2 eyespots on upper side; but may have smaller spots below. Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 7/8 inches (3.8 - 4.8 cm).

Habitat:

Grassy woods and openings, old fields; especially in limey or basic soils. This one was photographed along the Bartram Trail in Columbia County, GA.

Notes:

Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) and centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides).

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2011
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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