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Genus Megisto

Little Wood Satyr - Megisto cymela - female Red Satyr - Megisto rubricata Wood nymph - Megisto cymela Little Wood Satyr - Megisto cymela Little wood Satyr? - Megisto cymela little wood satyr - Megisto cymela Butterfly - Megisto rubricata Little Wood Satyr - Megisto cymela
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Satyrinae (Satyrs, Morphos and Owls)
Tribe Satyrini (Alpines, Arctics, Nymphs and Satyrs)
Genus Megisto
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megisto Hübner, 1819. Type-species: Papilio eurytus Fabricius (= Papilio cymela Cramer
Numbers
There are three North American species, with two of those occuring north of Mexico.
Identification
When alive, adults are easily distinguished by the black eyes. In other similar-looking species, when alive, the eyes are light grayish or brownish with dark reflective vertical stripes or spots.
Range
southern and eastern North America