Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Also known as Pearly - Eye butterflies
The Little Wood Satyr is a very adaptable butterfly that only requires some woods, grass and moisture to thrive.
It is a prolific reproducer and can become extremely abundant under the right conditions.
The Little Wood Satyr is equally at home flitting from tree trunk to tree trunk, many times in a group that seem to be playing tag, and expertly negotiating tall grass and thick underbrush with their dancing, seemingly slow-motion flight.
They fly on cloudy days, unlike many butterflies, and they tolerate deep shade as well.
* There are 2 known subspecies of Satyr butterflies in the world.
Avg. Wingspan: 3.8 - 4.5 cm / 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 "
Diet: adults prefer aphid honeydew, sap and infrequently, flower nectar
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera