Hermeuptychia intricata

A cryptic species only recently (2014) described as being distinct from Carolina Satyr, this species is currently only known from five counties in Alabama. Described based upon differences in the genitalia and DNA, subtle differences in the pattern of the postmedian lines in these two species have been detected.  The Intricate Satyr has a curved postmedian line on the forewing, a straight postmedian line near the leading edge of the hindwing, and a bulge in the postmedian line at the vein that runs between the two lesser eyespots.  Similar species: Carolina Satyr


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Adult - ventral

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