The Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma) is considered uncommon in this area and, certainly, it’s uncommon compared with the Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius) which is very common in the area. I saw one at home in 2009 but I’ve seen two this year at Fort Yargo State Park. It’s a little gem of a butterfly and a treat to see.
This one was resting on a leaf by a trail in the woods not far from the dam in May.
This only was puddling at the base of a tree by the parking lot at the Fishing Area (segment 12) last Sunday.
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- Westcentral Georgia Butterflies by Michael Beohm: Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
- BugGuide: Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
- Butterflies and Moths of North America: Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
- Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)