Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela (Cramer, 1777)  

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The delicate and active Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela) is a common butterfly of wooded areas, open areas within forest, and edge habitats. This butterfly has a preference for shady places, and it is often found flitting about even on cloudy days, when many sun-loving species are not flying. Little Wood Satyrs, like related butterflies, prefer rotting fruit, sap, and scat to flowers (Brock & Kaufman, 2003).

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Uses various grass species. In West Virginia, will use Poa species. In New York, uses orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata).

There are 207 records in the project database.

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A Little Wood Satyr in Howard Co., Maryland (5/31/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/21/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Little Wood-Satyr in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Little Wood Satyr in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/3/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/8/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Howard Co., Maryland (6/1/2014). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

Little Wood Satyr in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/22/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/20/2017). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/3/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/17/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Carroll Co., Maryland (5/22/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/3/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr at the Jemicy Upper School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/2/1996). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Little Wood Satyr collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/25/2000). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Little Wood Satyr mating in Howard Co., Maryland (5/28/2015). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)


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