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Little Wood-Satyr - Megisto cymela
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Little Wood-Satyr - On hardwood (Maple, red oak) edge with grasses and milkweed. - Kentville, NS - 2015-06-18
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon.

Flight Period
June - very little data.

Habitat
Near woods or shrubby areas (Layberry).

Larval Foodplants
Grasses including Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata) and Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pratensis).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
Ferguson listed only one occurrence of this species in Nova Scotia. In recent years they are being seen more often in all three Maritime Provinces; a range expansion appears to be underway.

Little Wood-Satyr - Amherst Point, 2004-06-19
Little Wood-Satyr - Amherst Point - 2004-06-19
2004-06-19
Photo © Peter Payzant
Little Wood-Satyr - Amherst Point, 2004-06-19
Little Wood-Satyr - Amherst Point - 2004-06-19
2004-06-19
Photo © Peter Payzant
Little Wood-Satyr - Kentville, NS, 2015-06-18
Little Wood-Satyr - On hardwood (Maple, red oak) edge with grasses and milkweed. - Kentville, NS - 2015-06-18
2015-06-18
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Little Wood-Satyr - Kentville, NS, 2015-06-18
Little Wood-Satyr - On hardwood (Maple, red oak) edge with grasses and milkweed. - Kentville, NS - 2015-06-18
2015-06-18
Photo © Mark Elderkin