Attributes of Satyrodes eurydice

Eyed Brown
Satyrodes eurydice (Linnaeus, 1763)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Upperside is light to medium brown with black eyespots. Underside of forewing has submarginal eyespots about the same size, usually touching or linked like a chain; dark line inside the hindwing's spot row is zigzagged.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2 7/16 inches (3.8 - 6.2 cm).
Life History: The Eyed Brown flies weakly over and within low plant growth and perches frequently. Males patrol in vegetation and occasionally perch to court females. Eggs are scattered on many different plants. Caterpillars eat leaves; the third and fourth stages hibernate.
Flight: One brood from June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various sedges (Carex stricta, C. lupulina, C. bromoides, and C. trichocarpa) in the sedge family (Cyperaceae).
Adult Food: Sap, bird droppings, and occasionally flower nectar.
Habitat: Open sedge meadows, freshwater marshes, slow-moving streams, cord grass swales in tallgrass prairie.
Range: Eastern North America from Nova Scotia south to Delaware and west to Saskatchewan and eastern Nebraska. Outlying populations in north-central Colorado, east-central Alberta, and northern Quebec.
Conservation: Smoky Eyed Brown (subspecies fumosus) is of concern in several states. It has The Nature Conservancy Global Rank of G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
NCGR:
Management Needs: Monitor populations of subspecies fumosus and make conservation recommendations. Other subspecies have The Nature Conservancy Global Rank of G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Note: Subspecies fumosus has been considered a separate species in the past.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 01, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States February 05, 2014 Details
July 14, 2013 dpgbfly1 Anoka County, Minnesota, United States October 11, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States October 11, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 aarongunnar Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States September 18, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 Jeff Brown Greene County, Ohio, United States September 03, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 Jeff Brown Greene County, Ohio, United States August 19, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States August 17, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Janet Tubb Ontario, Canada July 30, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 aarongunnar Florence County, Wisconsin, United States July 19, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States July 19, 2013 Details
June 25, 2013 doris potter Quebec, Canada June 26, 2013 Details
June 19, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States June 24, 2013 Details
June 23, 2012 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States January 07, 2013 Details
July 10, 2012 Appy-Brown Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States October 24, 2012 Details
June 29, 2012 Ron Payne Addison County, Vermont, United States October 08, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 Kyle Jones Windsor County, Vermont, United States October 08, 2012 Details
July 04, 2012 Appy-Brown Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States October 08, 2012 Details
June 28, 2012 Appy-Brown Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States September 06, 2012 Details
July 05, 2012 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States August 29, 2012 Details
July 09, 2011 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada August 09, 2012 Details
July 02, 2010 Jim Brighton Penobscot County, Maine, United States August 08, 2012 Details
July 09, 2012 David Allen Jones Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States July 18, 2012 Details
July 04, 2012 aarongunnar Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States July 06, 2012 Details
June 24, 2012 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States June 28, 2012 Details
June 25, 2012 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States June 28, 2012 Details
June 22, 2012 Appy-Brown Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States June 26, 2012 Details
July 16, 2011 Shane Patterson Tama County, Iowa, United States March 02, 2012 Details
July 12, 1997 legacy.reporter (Jackie Sones) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 1993 legacy.reporter (Tom Dodd) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 26, 1997 legacy.reporter (Tom Tyning #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 13, 1993 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 23, 1999 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1992 legacy.reporter (Tom Dodd) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1999 legacy.reporter (Tom Dodd+Brian Cassie) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 23, 1993 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1992 legacy.reporter (Tom Tyning #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1994 legacy.reporter (Tom Tyning #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 16, 1995 legacy.reporter (C.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 14, 1996 legacy.reporter (Tom Tyning #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1996 legacy.reporter (Mark Fairbrother et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 12, 1997 legacy.reporter (Mark Fairbrother et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 15, 1998 legacy.reporter (Mark Fairbrother et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 14, 1999 legacy.reporter (N.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1993 legacy.reporter (Rene Laubach #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 16, 1994 legacy.reporter (Rene Laubach #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1995 legacy.reporter (S.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 1996 legacy.reporter (Rene Laubach #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 19, 1997 legacy.reporter (Rene Laubach #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 1998 legacy.reporter (Rene Laubach #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1999 legacy.reporter (S.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details