The medium sized butterflies in this Family are generally dull orange, brown or grayish brown. Many are rendered quite beautiful by delicate eyespot decorations on the wings.
The forewings veins are visibly swollen and function as a hearing organ. Like the Nymphalidae, (of which they are sometimes considered to be a Subfamily), the forelegs are reduced.
They often fly erratically, close to the ground in brushy places, and unlike other butterflies often flit about in shady places where they are less visible to predators. They seldom sip at flowers, preferring oozing sap and rotting fruit.
There are about 20 species that might be found in Alberta, some common and some rare, including Apines, Arctics, Wood Nymphs, and Ringlets. Although some species are widespread, the group is dominated by mountain and northern living species.
The spindle-shaped caterpillars have a fork at the end of the abdomen and feed on grasses and sedges.
Talk about Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets on our moderated
message board. Get answers and share images. We are Alberta's largest and friendliest
online community of nature enthusiasts. Beginners and experts are
welcome. We are non-profit, non-commercial, ad free and spam free.
Where to find Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets in Alberta
There is currently no information regarding this species in our Where & When database.
Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets Family Behaviour
No observations regarding Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets Family behavior have been submitted to the database yet.
Interesting Facts about Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets
No interesting facts regarding Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets have been submitted to the database yet.
Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets Family Stories from our Readers
No stories regarding Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets have been submitted to the database yet.
Recent Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets Family Reports in Alberta
Fish Creek Pk
Fish Creek Pk
Satyrs, Alpines & Ringlets Family Hotspots in Alberta
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ''' at line 1