The Carolina Satyrs butterflies are the plain of the satyrs. Their muddy-brown hindwings are adorned only with dark brown ripples and modest eyespots. When they bask, their fully extended wings reveal no embellishments.  Only swollen forewing veins that function as vibration sensors break the expanse of dull, gray-brown scales.


Carolina Satyr Butterfly” by Gary Leavens, licensed under (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Carolina Satyrs Facts

Butterfly Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Butterfly Subfamily: Satyrinae

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

Butterfly Habitat: Grassy places and woodlands


Carolina Satyrs Host and Nectar Plants

Host Plants:

  • Grasses
    • Carpet Grass
    • Centipede Grass
    • Augustine Grass
    • Kentucky Bluegrass

Nectar Plants:

  • Tree Sap
  • Rotting Fruit