Subfamily Satyrinae - Satyrs, Morphos and Owls
Notes on the Field Identification of the Intricate Satyr, Hermeuptychia intricata, and Its Ecology in South CarolinaBy Thomas Austin
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 72(4):307-314, 2018
Due to strong morphological similarities, the Intricate Satyr Hermeuptychia intricata has been difficult for lepidopterists to visually differentiate from the Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius since the former's discovery in 2014. The historical confusion between the two species has resulted in a dearth of information on the ecology and life history of the less abundant and more narrowly distributed H. intricata. I observed adults and larvae of both species in the field at five sites across three counties in the coastal plain of South Carolina, USA.
Contributed by Tom Austin
on 16 January, 2019 - 10:08am
Refining the Diagnostic Characters and Distribution of Hermeuptychia intricata (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Satyrini)By Andrew Warren, Denise Tan, Keith Willmott, and Nick Grishin
Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 24(1): 44-51, 2014
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The absence of androconia on the dorsal surface of the wings is established as an external diagnostic character of male Hermeuptychia intricata Grishin, 2014, that distinguishes this newly described species from males of the sympatric H. sosybius (Fabricius, 1793). Additional United States records of H. intricata are reviewed, extending its distribution to include North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and central Texas. Observations on the phenology and behavior of H. intricata and H. sosybius in northern Florida are given.
Contributed by Tom Austin
on 15 February, 2018 - 10:39pm
A new Hermeuptychia (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) is sympatric and synchronic with H. sosybius ...By Qian Cong, Nick V. Grishin
ZooKeys, 379: 43–91, 2014
A new Hermeuptychia
(Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) is sympatric and synchronic with H. sosybius
in southeast US coastal plains, while another new Hermeuptychia
species – not hermes
– inhabits south Texas and northeast Mexico.
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Genomic evidence suggests further changes of butterfly namesBy Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin
Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(7): 1-41., 2020
Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2020. Genomic evidence suggests further changes of butterfly names. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(7): 1-41
Contributed by Steve Nanz
on 9 June, 2022 - 1:58pm
Butterflies of Pennsylvania, a field guideBy James L. Monroe, David M. Wright
University of Pittsburgh Press
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This work has all of the features that make field guides to a region's butterfly fauna useful to anyone with a serious interest in that fauna. . . . the book is a bargain and a must for anyone with an interest not just in Pennsylvania's fauna, but the northeast fauna as a whole.
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Winner, 2017 National Outdoor Book Award
Though I am in the southeast, I own this field guide and find it very useful - Roy Cohutta Brown.