light brown with eyespots butterfly

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Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)

This little brown beauty is fun to watch as it bounces around through tall grasses. It is a chestnut brown with no marking on the tops of the wings. The undersides of the wings have lovely eyespots surrounded by golden rings. They are the easiest to observe while they are resting on leaf litter. This butterfly is a wonderful addition to all wildlife gardens.

Family: Brush-footed Butterfly (Nymphalidae)

Subfamily: Satyrs and Wood-Nymph (Satyrinae)

Average Wingspan: 1 1/4" - 1 1/2"

Habitat: Wooded areas, open woodlands, meadows, pastur

Similar To: Little Wood Satyr

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Carolina Satyr Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Closed wing - Diane P. Brooks

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