Species Page: Satyr Anglewing (Polygonia satyrus)

Satyr Anglewing

Polygonia satyrus (W. H. Edwards, 1869)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Very rare stray/resident

NENHP Rank: 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. Found in extreme western Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Nettles (Urtica dioica).

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

Overwintering: As adults.

Habitat: Moist wooded valleys and stream sides.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 inches

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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.


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