occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: (>2,500,000 square km (greater than 1,000,000 square miles)) Southeastern United States: Virginia to Florida and along coast of Gulf of Mexico to Texas. Old unreliable reports farther north and a stray in 1998 in southwestern Pennsylvania. Also, Mississippi Valley etc. north to Kentucky and West Virginia. Possibly in Mexico.
Comments: Various woodland habitats; shady meadows. Also shaded grassy parks etc. Commoner at lower altitudes. Host plants are in family Poaceae.
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300
10,000 to >1,000,000 individuals
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Hermeuptychia sosybius
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hermeuptychia sosybius
Public Records: 7
Specimens with Barcodes: 31
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Widespread and abundant.
Degree of Threat: D : Unthreatened throughout its range, communities may be threatened in minor portions of the range or degree of variation falls within natural variation
Global Protection: Many to very many (13 to >40) occurrences appropriately protected and managed
The Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from southern New Jersey south along the coast to southern Florida, west to south-eastern Kansas, central Oklahoma and central Texas. It is also found in Mexico.
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- Life history of H. sosybius. USA: TX: Brazoria County, Bar-X Ranch, Rd. 971N, 29.13252 -95.58340, ex ovum ex ? collected on 4-Mar-2000, except o, which is TX: Wise Co., LBJ National Grassland. an ovum, 6-Mar-2000 b–d 1st instars, photographed on 14- 14- & 16-Mar-2000, respectively e–g 2nd instars photographed on 21- 19- & 21-Mar-2000 e, f are just after molt, shed larval skins are behind and 1st instar head capsule (black) is on the left in e, f is in a curled position adopted when disturbed h pre-molt quiescent 2nd instar larvae in a typical “head-to-head” resting position, 24-Mar-2000 i–j 3rd instars, 24- & 27-Mar- 2000 k–l 4th (ultimate) instars, ??, 3- & 6-Apr-2000 l close to pupation, note the color and shape change m prepupa, 6-Apr-2000 n–p pupae, 9-Apr-2000, 8-Aug-1998, & 17-Apr-2000 o is from Wise Co., wing color is starting to develop p near eclosion, dark adult is seen through semi-transparent pupal cuticle. Most images show different individuals. Images a–g are enlarged 2 times (scale on f) compared to the rest (scale on l)
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Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Member of the confusing "HERMES complex": difficult to distinguish from H. hermes, often considered conspecific with it.
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