Canyonland Satyr

Cyllopsis pertepida
Satyrs and Wood-nymphs

Appearance: Above, brown with some faint orange in the hindwing postmedian band and 2 black spots in the marginal band. On the hindwing below, the “gemmed” (gray patches with metallic gemlike markings) pattern is diagnostic in Colorado.

Size: Small; 1 1/4 to 1 5/8 inches

Habitat: Ravines, rocky canyons and brushy hillsides

Season: Late June and July; 1 brood

Larval Foodplant: Grasses

Did You Know…
Adults do not visit flowers (Opler, 1999).

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