Gemmed Satyr Cyllopsis gemma (Hübner, 1808)    Synonyms: Hodges #4573.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Nymphalidae   >   Genus Cyllopsis   


Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma) is a small brownish butterfly with metallic markings on the edge of the hindwings. This butterfly is very distinctive in the east for its lack of eyespots (unique among eastern satyrs), and the metallic patch on its wings. Two other members of this genus occur in the southwest. This butterfly has apparently strayed to Maryland only once, and there are no recent records.


Uses grasses as larval hosts.

There is 1 record in the project database.

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A Gemmed Satyr in Jasper Co., Texas (May, 2011). There are only a couple records of this extremely rare stray in Maryland. There have been no recent records. Photo by Troy Hibbitts. (MBP list)

A Gemmed Satyr near Blue Lake, Florida (3/26/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

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