Species Page: Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)

Little Wood Satyr

Megisto cymela (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Nymphalidae (formerly Satyridae)

Status: Locally common resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: This species inhabits roughly the eastern half of North America, barely extending into southern Canada. With the exception of the southern panhandle where it should yet be found it occurs stateside in Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): A wide variety of grasses.

Broods/Flight Times: One flight from mid-June to early July.

Overwintering: As fourth instar larvae.

Habitat: Woodland openings and margins.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/2 – 1 7/8 inches

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Similar Species: None, other satyrs are larger.