MITCHELL'S SATYR

Neonympha mitchellii

A rare and endangered species that is reported from only four counties in Alabama and two in Mississippi.  Always found near shady wetland areas.  Eyespots on undersurface of hindwing are rounded like those of Helicta Satyr.  Eyespots on undersurface of forewing are more conspicuous than those of Georgia and Helicta Satyr.  Similar species: Georgia Satyr and Helicta Satyr

Adult - ventral

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Adult - ventral

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Mating Pair

Caterpillar