Hide and Seek Butterfly

They frequent forest edges and clearings in early summer, flitting about with a quick, bouncy flight. Their movement attracts attention, but the moment they land, these little brown butterflies disappear among leaves and branches. The brownish color of Little Wood-Satyrs blends in so well that they can easily hide when they feel threatened. If a bird predator gets a bead on them the many eyespots on the wood-satyr’s wings just might make them think twice before taking a bite.

Little Wood-Satyr resting quietly on a cool, overcast morning.

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