Appalachian Brown Satyrodes appalachia

A very fine, large satyr which is mostly found east of the Mississippi River. A colony was discovered in central Arkansas in 2002 in a cypress swamp area south of Little Rock. Several individuals were seen and it is likely a local breeding group. Suggests that more colonies may be found away from the prior east-central strip and between that range and the Florida range. Another colony was discovered in northeast Arkansas in 2004. A distinctive satyr that looks much larger than all but the Common Wood-Nymph in Arkansas when in flight.

An open-winged shot from said northeast Arkansas site where Norm saw many more than the Lorance site. Likely much closer population to the original wider distribution that remains in Tennessee and eastward.