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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Also known as Pearly - Eye butterflies
The Little Wood Satyr is a very adaptable butterfly that only requires some woods, grass and moisture to thrive.
It is a prolific reproducer and can become extremely abundant under the right conditions.
The Little Wood Satyr is equally at home flitting from tree trunk to tree trunk, many times in a group that seem to be playing tag, and expertly negotiating tall grass and thick underbrush with their dancing, seemingly slow-motion flight.
They fly on cloudy days, unlike many butterflies, and they tolerate deep shade as well.
* There are 2 known subspecies of Satyr butterflies in the world.
Avg. Wingspan: 3.8 - 4.5 cm / 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 "
Diet: adults prefer aphid honeydew, sap and infrequently, flower nectar
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera
* Being Brush-footed butterflies, Satyrs have a short pair of fore legs that are used to taste food, and two pairs of longer rear legs that are used for propulsion.
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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