Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius (Fabricius, 1793)S3 (Watch list)  

Status:

This species is highly localized in southern Maryland, but may be slightly expanding in St. Mary's Co. Our first two records from western Maryland (Garrett Co. in 2012) probably reflect an expansion of the Appalachian population.

Description:

Compare Little Wood Satyr.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on grasses. Adults nectar at sap and rotting fruit.

There are 36 records in the project database.

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A Carolina Satyr in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Carolina Satyr in Charles Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Carolina Satyr on Big Savage Mountain in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/11/2012). Another highlight of this incredible year for Maryland butterflies, this represents the first record for western Maryland! Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Carolina Satyr in Charles Co., Maryland (8/22/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Carolina Satyr in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/18/2014). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

A Carolina Satyr in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/2/2018). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Carolina Satyr in Charles Co., Maryland (8/22/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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