Satyr Anglewing

Polygonia satyrus (W. H. Edwards, 1869)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Very rare stray/resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Found from the east to west coasts across the northern United States and southern Canada and in the mountain west from California, Arizona and New Mexico north almost to Alaska. Nebraska records are from the far western edge of the state.

Broods/Flight Times: Probably double brooded. The most recent record was from 23 June.

Larval Hostplant(s): Nettles (Urtica dioica)

Habitat: Moist wooded valleys and stream sides

Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA

Overwintering: As adults

Similar Species: Ventrally the Satyr Comma is a warm to yellow brown while dorsally a generally brighter hue than other Nebraska Polygonia, with the spot at the middle of the base of the forewing enlarged upward and split by a vein to appear as two.

Notes: Last recorded from the state in 1994 for the first time in almost 100 years.

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Northern Cloudywing – dorsal
Northern Cloudywing – side view

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