Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
Carolina Satyr is a common little brown butterfly usually seen bopping along woodland grasses. They do sometimes land to allow you to see their eyespots. Until they land, they are easy to confuse with the slightly larger Gemmed Satyr.
Pender Co., NC 4/19/09.
They tend to have two medium-sized eyespots on the hindwing, one small eyespot on the hindwing, and one on the forewing, in addition to several minute eyespots.
Clay Co., NC 5/13/06.
This Carolina Satyr rested on a deck baluster all night!
Person Co., NC 9/15/07.
Durham Co., NC 8/10/08.
Carolina Satyrs very rarely perch with their wings open, and when they do, there isn't much to see.
Durham Co., NC 8/19/07.
Chatham Co., NC 5/2/04.
Carolina Satyrs will stop to "puddle", lapping up salts from puddles on dirt roads, scat, etc.
Franklin Co., NC 4/24/02.
This form in south Texas is sometimes called Hermes Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermes), but the taxonomy is unclear.
Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo Co., TX 10/15/04.
Looks like this individual narrowly cheated death. Croatan National Forest, Carteret Co., NC 8/24/03.