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Little Wood Satyr

Megisto cymela


Another tan or beige and brown butterfly, this one with only six, darker spots showing on its wings


On plants growing alongside a mowed trail surrounded by woods, with a fresh water lake (Lake Emma) on one side

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JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

Nailed it! Thank you sooo much, bayucca! How interesting to learn that the females lay their eggs in the grass and that the little (fourth-instar) caterpillars hibernate...It gets so cold up here in winter, I'm surprised they survive. Love their name, too! :-)))

bayucca 7 years ago

Should be the same one as previously posted, Megisto cymela.

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2014

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