Wild Florida Photo - Hermeuptychia sosybius

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Hermeuptychia sosybius

CAROLINA SATYR

Florida native

 

Found in shaded, grassy areas such as hammocks and shrubby disturbed sites throughout Florida. Ranges throughout the southeastern United States as far west as Texas and Oklahoma, north into Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, and eastward south of the Ohio River into Maryland.
Host plants are grasses including St. Augustine grass, signalgrass, and sour paspalum.
The upperside of male Hermeuptychia sosybius forewings are darker towards the base. This dark area is androconium, scales with a tiny gland at the base which emit pheromones to attract females. This characteristic can help differentiate this species from the recenty described H. intricata.

Carolina Satyr was the subject of the May 2014 Paul Rebmann Nature Photography blog post.

Brown Velvet by Paul Rebmann

 
Hermeuptychia sosybius is a member of the Nymphalidae - Brush-footed butterflies family.

Other species of the Hermeuptychia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Hermeuptychia intricata - INTRICATE SATYR


















For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net info page for this species

Date record last modified:
Aug 07, 2016