Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Throughout the Coastal Plain and Piedmont; in the mountains, limited mostly to the lower elevations, essentially in the southern half of the province. Thus, the range in NC is practically the same as that of the Gemmed Satyr.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Common to, at times, very common, except uncommon in the lower mountains. This is one of the most often seen butterflies in the dappled shade of hardwood forests and along forest trails.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Apparently three broods. Flight periods downstate are from very late March to early June, early June to early August, and early August to late October. In the mountains the gaps are in mid-June and in late August, about two weeks later than downstate. As with the Gemmed Satyr, the middle brood is the least common.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius) 07/21/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC
(same Satyr as below)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius) 07/21/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC
(same Satyr as above)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius) 08/03/05 · Watauga County, NC