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Neonympha areolatus, Georgia Satyr

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Freshly emerged adult


Final instar larva

Description:  16-19 mm. Dorsally this species is plain drab brown. Underside is brown as well but with some orange lines on both wings, more pronounced on the hind wing. In the middle of wto of these orange lines lies 4 pear-shaped yellow spots with metallic silver flecks inside. Sexes are similar. 


Habitat and Distribution: This species lives in Southeastern United states in wet praries and swamps. It has been reported from Key Largo


Host Plant: sedges


Natural History: This species is not breeding in the Keys and should be concidered a stray


Final instar larva


 adult male

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