Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1252945

Observation date: June 11, 2020
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We discovered a colony of Intricate Satyrs in late March 2020 and a 2nd brood June 11, 2020. Two different grasses which are described as host plants are found here in maritime forest with numerous old oaks and grassy areas in between along a coastal river with lots of fresh water on the peninsula. Researchers found Intricate Satyr’s flight was very low to the ground and they flew only a few feet, and were noticeably less skiddish and consistently easier to approach in the field than Carolina Satyr. Intricate Satyrs also have a postmedian line that is relatively straight above M-3 but forms a corner or bump, distad around M-3. Researchers identified a "sinuous band gap” (SBG) near the ventral hindwing tornus, between the posterior most eyespot and the connection between the postmedian and submarginal lines. In Intricate Satyrs the SBG was observed to be larger and more open.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: June 12, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, McIntosh County