Little Wood-Satyr Megisto cymela

A well-marked and bouncy satyr that is more common in spring and early summer. Very variable in the amount of silvering between the eyespots. Can be locally abundant. Often found in attached pairs. Related closely to Viola's Wood-Satyr in Florida and the southeast.

A pair dangling in the cedar boughs, their golden circlets flushed with lepidopteran ecstasy. (Not really.)

Everyone its own story in lines and eyes and silvery dots. From my road on Round Mountain.

Eyespots from above. The Carolina is "eyeless" above. Fine Tom shot.