Little Wood Satyr

Little wood satyr butterflies usually fly their hopping-style flight through the woods or along country roads, not in my yard.

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Much less pose for pictures.

Little wood satyrs (Megisto cymela cymela) feed on tree sap, decaying fruit, animal droppings and rarely on flowers. They are a butterfly of woodlands, brushy fields and occasionally city yards. Their first brood flies May and early June, and second July till late August here in southern Illinois.


8 responses to this post.

  1. Great photo! I have tried to get a photo of these shy butterflies (in the light) many times, but they either fold up their wings or fly off. Well done!


  2. Beautiful capture.


  3. Excellent shot of a shy subject.


  4. What a nice little gift!


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