Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)

Rare in much of the mountains and coastal plain of NC, this satyr can be fairly common in the piedmont, especially along partially shaded trails in forests where grasses and wet areas occur. Gemmed Satyrs in North Carolina apparently have 3 broods from spring into fall. While Carolina Satyrs often open their wings when perched, Gemmed Satyrs (and others in this genus) do not.
Eastern Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma gemma)
Durham Co., NC
16 Aug 2017

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Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006

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Orange Co., NC
15 May 2008

Gemmed Satyrs never perch with their wings open. Here's one that took flight as I snapped the photo, offering a view of the plain brown uppersides.


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Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma gemma)
Blackwood Division, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
15 April 2004
Chatham Co., NC
26 Sep 2004

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Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma gemma)
Hill Forest, Durham Co., NC
1 May 2005
Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma gemma)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006

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Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006

This individual briefly flashed its wings open when my camera flash fired.


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Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma gemma)
Madison Co., NC
9 Apr 2012
Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma gemma)
Madison Co., NC
9 Apr 2012

Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma gemma)
Durham Co., NC
5 Oct 2016 - iPhone photo

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