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Genus Megisto

Butterfly - Megisto cymela Little Wood Satyr? - Megisto cymela Little Wood Satyr - Megisto cymela Butterfly - Megisto rubricata red satyr - Megisto rubricata Wood Stayr - Megisto cymela butterfly 1 - Megisto cymela Red Satyr - Hodges#4579 - Megisto rubricata
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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
There are three North American species, with two of those occuring north of Mexico.
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.
southern and eastern North America