Satyrodes eurydice

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Eyed brown
Eyed Brown, dorsal.jpg
Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada
Eyed Brown, ventral.jpg
Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Satyrodes
Species: S. eurydice
Binomial name
Satyrodes eurydice
(Linnaeus, 1763)
Subspecies

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Synonyms
  • Papilio eurydice Linnaeus, 1763
  • Papilio canthus Linnaeus, 1767

Satyrodes eurydice, the eyed brown or marsh eyed brown, is a species of Satyrinae butterfly that is native to North America.[1][2]

There are two subspecies—the nominate species, the eyed brown (S. e. eurydice), and the smokey eyed brown (S. e. fumosa) (Leussler, 1916).

Wingspan: 38 to 48 mm.[3]

They have one brood with a flight period from late June through August.[4]

Larvae feed on sedges (Carex) in particular C. lacustris, C. atherodes, C. rostrata, and C. stricta.[5]

Similar species[edit]

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ "BMNA Species Detail". Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Satyrodes Scudder, 1875" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  3. ^ Eyed Brown, Butterflies of Canada
  4. ^ Eyed Brown, Wisconsin Butterflies
  5. ^ Pyle, R. M.; National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Butterflies; 1981; ISBN 0-394-51914-0