One of our largest satyrs, and like other satyrs, this dark brown species of grasslands and open grassy woods, flies with a characteristic bouncing trajectory. South of the black line on the map, most populations have a yellow patch on the forewing, while north of the black line, most populations lack these yellow patches. 


A wide variety of grasslands, including prairies, meadows, coastal dunes and open grassy woodlands.

Flight Period

Mostly June-August, but May-September in some areas.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Grasses (Poaceae).

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Cercyonis pegala