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Appalachian Brown Butterfly

Appalachian Brown


Satyrodes appalachia
The Appalachian Brown mainly a wet woodland butterfly. It is not as common as the Eyed Brown, but it is to be expected throughout much of the state. Both of these species may be found in nearly the same areas, where large marshy areas border woodlands
Chryxus Arctic Butterfly

Chryxus Arctic


Oeneis chryxus
Below, the hindwing is a mottled dark brown with a various shades of white. In the forewing there may be some lighter orange color and a small eyespot. Above, this species is orange with two to four eyespots on the forewing and at least one small one on the hindwing. Some individuals of the Chryxus Arctic have much more obvious darker bands. The one distinctive char. . . [more]
Common Ringlet Butterfly

Common Ringlet


Coenonympha tullia
Below, the hindwing is an orange color that is mainly covered by white scales. These scales are also present also on the forewing but only at the apex. Towards the body the orange color can usually be seen. At the apex of the forewing is usually an eyespot.
Common Wood-Nymph Butterfly

Common Wood-Nymph


Cercyonis pegala
Below, this brown butterfly has two large eyespots on the forewing surrounded by a yellow ring while the hindwing has a variable number of visible eyespots. Above, brown with two eyespots on the forewing, but these are rarely seen in the field. I have not seen it in Wisconsin, but in Michigan and Illinois a variant occurs that in whcih the yellow surrounding the dar. . . [more]
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