Wild Guide: Little Wood Satyr

By MDC | May 1, 2021
From Missouri Conservationist: May 2021

Little wood satyrs are common sights between May and August, skipping along wooded trails. They occur in places where woodlands meet open, grassy areas, open woods, and brushy fields, and sometimes in city yards.

Two large, dark eyespots adorn all four wings of adult little wood satyrs. The caterpillars are greenish brown with dark lateral stripes and a dark line down the back. The surface has many small bumps that each produce a short brownish hair. The head is off-white, and there is a pair of whitish horns on the last segment.

Wood Satyr

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