Attributes of Cyllopsis gemma

Gemmed Satyr
Cyllopsis gemma (Hübner, 1808)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Wings are brown and lack eyespots. Underside of hindwing has a silvery patch at the outer margin which contains 4 black reflective spots.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 11/16 inches (3.5 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for receptive females. Eggs are laid on or near the host plant. Caterpillars feed at night and hide at the base of the plant during the day. Fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: Several broods all through the year in South Texas; three broods from April-September elsewhere.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon).
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Near open, wet woodland; grassy areas near water; near streams and ponds.
Range: Southeastern United States south to central peninsular Florida; west to southeast Kansas, central Oklahoma, central Texas, and northeastern Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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March 25, 2017 cosmic_cat Bowie County, Texas, United States March 28, 2017 Details
March 21, 2017 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States March 26, 2017 Details
March 17, 2017 hjm8163 Adams County, Mississippi, United States March 24, 2017 Details
February 12, 2017 rseidler Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States March 24, 2017 Details
March 04, 2017 Steve Krotzer Noxubee County, Mississippi, United States March 05, 2017 Details
March 04, 2017 Steve Krotzer Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States March 05, 2017 Details
February 20, 2017 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States February 28, 2017 Details
February 26, 2017 cosmic_cat Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States February 28, 2017 Details
February 12, 2017 Jeff Trahan Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States February 20, 2017 Details
October 15, 2016 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States December 07, 2016 Details
November 06, 2016 Dave Patton Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States November 07, 2016 Details
November 05, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County November 06, 2016 Details
October 02, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 01, 2016 lfelliott Boone County, Missouri, United States October 25, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, Marion County, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 henryr10 Hamilton County, Ohio, United States October 13, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 10, 2013 DCLinck Clark County, Arkansas, United States August 23, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 06, 2016 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States August 09, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 Doug Bruce Meigs County, Tennessee, United States June 28, 2016 Details
April 29, 2016 sas27397 Tazewell County, Virginia, United States May 11, 2016 Details
August 16, 2015 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 03, 2016 Details
April 23, 2016 Doug Bruce Morgan County, Tennessee, United States April 26, 2016 Details
April 24, 2016 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States April 25, 2016 Details
April 01, 2016 ncrosbyrd Rockdale County, Georgia, United States April 16, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 stephen stedman Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States April 16, 2016 Details
April 06, 2016 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States April 08, 2016 Details
April 02, 2016 gamecrazy61 Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States April 03, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 Doug Bruce Rhea County, Tennessee, United States March 28, 2016 Details
March 18, 2016 Ken Cheeks Columbia County, Georgia, United States March 27, 2016 Details
March 17, 2016 DBMACLEAN Hernando County, Florida, United States March 23, 2016 Details
October 03, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 03, 2015 Details
May 20, 2015 Martin and Sara Goliad County, Texas, United States September 20, 2015 Details
April 15, 2011 Martin and Sara Texas, San Jacinto County, United States September 20, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 stephen stedman Perry County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Ron Smith Liberty County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Doug Bruce Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 Melinda Fawver Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Melinda Fawver Marshall County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
March 30, 2015 Ron Smith Liberty County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States July 10, 2015 Details
August 12, 2002 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States July 02, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States June 30, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Chatham County, Georgia, United States June 23, 2015 Details
May 17, 2015 tom howe Van Buren County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 Mapper Pope County, Illinois, United States May 04, 2015 Details