Satyrodes eurydice

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

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

The Eyed Brown or Marsh Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice) is a species of Satyrinae that is native to North America.[1]

There are two subspecies—the nominate species, Eyed Brown (S. e. eurydice), and the Smokey Eyed Brown (S. e. fumosa) (Leussler, 1916).

Wingspan: 38 to 48 mm.[2]

They have one brood with a flight period from late June through August.[3]

Larvae feed on sedges (Carex) in particular Carex lacustris, Carex atherodes, Carex rostrata, and Carex stricta.[4]

Similar species[edit]

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ "BMNA Species Detail". Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. ^ Eyed Brown, Butterflies of Canada
  3. ^ Eyed Brown, Wisconsin Butterflies
  4. ^ Pyle, R. M.; National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Butterflies; 1981; ISBN 0-394-51914-0