Attributes of Hermeuptychia sosybius

Carolina Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Upperside is brown with no markings. Underside is brown; both wings have many small eyespots rimmed with yellow.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches (3.2 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Adults have a slow, weak flight, and are usually found flying in the forest understory. Males patrol during the day to find receptive females. Caterpillars eat leaves.
Flight: Several broods throughout the year in South Texas and the Deep South; three broods from April-October in the northern part of the range.
Caterpillar Hosts: Carpet grass (Axonopus compressus), centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides); probably St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis), and others.
Adult Food: Sap and rotting fruit.
Habitat: Grassy places and woodlands.
Range: Southern New Jersey south along the Atlantic Coast to southern Florida; west to southeast Kansas, central Oklahoma, central Texas, and 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. Note: This butterfly was formerly called Hermeuptychia hermes, but the type locality of hermes is South America and North American populations do not represent the same species.
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March 21, 2017 rseidler Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States March 28, 2017 Details
March 25, 2017 cosmic_cat Bowie County, Texas, United States March 28, 2017 Details
March 19, 2017 rseidler De Soto Parish, Louisiana, United States March 24, 2017 Details
June 01, 2008 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States March 12, 2017 Details
January 24, 2017 raven10322 Martin County, Florida, United States January 29, 2017 Details
June 27, 2016 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States January 21, 2017 Details
July 10, 2016 CA Ivy (Jon Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States January 21, 2017 Details
August 14, 2016 CA Ivy (Jon Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States January 21, 2017 Details
September 26, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 09, 2016 Details
October 10, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 09, 2016 Details
November 05, 2016 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 05, 2016 Details
November 11, 2016 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States November 19, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 Jeff Trahan Goliad County, Texas, United States November 18, 2016 Details
October 14, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, Tyler County, United States November 06, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
September 24, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 gpstewart Texas, Tyler County, United States October 20, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, Marion County, United States October 14, 2016 Details
September 26, 2016 cosmic_cat Harrison County, Texas, United States October 03, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 Doug Bruce Houston County, Tennessee, United States September 07, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 stephen stedman Macon County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 hunter58 Polk County, Florida, United States September 04, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 BQian Davidson County, Tennessee, United States September 04, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 28, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 KristenR White County, Tennessee, United States August 27, 2016 Details
August 24, 2016 KristenR White County, Tennessee, United States August 26, 2016 Details
August 10, 2016 Julsmder Jasper County, Texas, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 Jonathan Clark Concordia Parish, Louisiana, United States July 31, 2016 Details
August 14, 2012 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States July 30, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 curtis.lehman (Chris Knoll) Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States July 29, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 curtis.lehman (Chris Knoll) Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 stephen stedman Moore County, Tennessee, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 16, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 Doug Bruce Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States July 10, 2016 Details
May 03, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States July 08, 2016 Details
April 06, 2016 cheinsohn Texas, United States July 04, 2016 Details
November 09, 2015 ncrosbyrd Cameron County, Texas, United States July 03, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 Doug Bruce Meigs County, Tennessee, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 Doug Bruce Pickett County, Tennessee, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 18, 2016 Details
May 16, 2016 Allen Belden Buckingham County, Virginia, United States June 12, 2016 Details
April 05, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 11, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 snakeowl Chatham County, Georgia, United States June 11, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 Doug Bruce Blount County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2016 Details