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Megisto cymela

  var.  cymela

LITTLE WOOD SATYR

Florida native

 

Found in hammocks of the Florida panhandle, the range extends throughout much of central and eastern North America.
A small butterfly with eyespots on both the upper and lower sides of the wings. Eyespots are surrounded by a yellow ring and have metalic silver centers. The undersides of the wings are paler brown with two dark brown lines.
Similar in appearance, Viola's wood satyr (M. cymela viola) is found in northeastern and peninsular Florida.

 
Megisto cymela is a member of the Nymphalidae - Brush-footed butterflies family.
 

Butterflies through Binoculars

   Jeffrey Glassberg; Marc C. Minno; John V. Calhoun
 A field, finding and gardening guide to the butterflies of Florida

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Butterflies through Binoculars
Butterfly enthusiasts, nature lovers, and curious general readers will perhaps be surprised to learn that Florida's butterfly fauna is unique--and that, until the appearance of this volume, there has been no adequate field guide for the butterflies of this region. This guide simplifies identification by illustrating only species found in Florida--using superb photographs of live butterflies coupled with detailed range maps and identification data. It also offers, with unprecedented detail, much information on flight times and abundances for each of five Florida subregions, including reports on 70 localities in which to find butterflies. Lastly, discussions of the foodplants for each species along with suggestions for attracting these species to one's garden make this work invaluable for all Florida gardeners interested in butterflies.


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