Mitchell's Satyr Neomympha mitchellii French, 1889Excluded  -  Endangered (Federal)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Nymphalidae   >   Genus Neomympha   


Mitchell's Satyr (Neomympha mitchellii) is a rare and federally endangered butterfly species that has been extirpated from much of its former range. It is now primarily restricted to bogs in the lower peninsula of Michigan, the Piedmont of North Carolina, and northern Alabama.

This species was historically listed on the Maryland checklist based on collections reportedly made from wetlands in the Fort Meade area (Anne Arundel Co.) during World War II. These specimens have been lost, and the habitat was destroyed by the time subsequent surveys were done in the 1990's. (R. Smith, pers. comm.) As suggested in Shuey (1997), Maryland is closer to the range of Georgia Satyr (New Jersey populations) than to the known distribution of Mitchell's Satyr (R. Borchelt, pers. comm.). Between the absence of voucher specimens and the known identification challenges, we are excluding this species from our Maryland checklist.


This species uses sedges as larval hosts.

There are 0 records in the project database.

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Mitchell's Satyr in Michigan (4/22/2008). Photo by Chris Hoving. (MBP list)

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