The Appalachian Brown is a brown butterfly with a number of small eyespots along the margins of the wings. Like other members of the subfamily Satyrinae, this species generally frequents shaded forested habitats, and rarely leaves the cover of trees for open areas.


Appalachian Brown” by Jason Forbes, licensed under (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Appalachian Brown Facts

Butterfly Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Butterfly Subfamily: Satyrinae

Butterfly Wingspan: 1 7/8 – 2 1/4 inches

Butterfly Habitat: Wooded wet swamps, shrub swamps, forest edges, and along slow-moving streams


Appalachian Brown Host and Nectar Plants

Host Plants:

  • Sedges

Nectar Plants:

  • Sap