Neonympha areolatus, Georgia Satyr

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Freshly emerged adult

Eggs

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

Chrysalis

 adult male

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