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Little Wood Satyr Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


I saw this Little Wood Satyr butterfly  at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. I had never seen one before. It was right off the trail leading out to Cutting Rock.

The Little Wood Satyr is light brown in color with two yellow-rimmed black eyespots on both sides of its forewings.  The hindwing has two spots.  The Little Wood Satyr prefers habitat that is open, contains deciduous trees along with marshy areas.

Have you ever seen a Little Wood Satyr?


American Copper Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


I almost missed this  little American Copper butterfly at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. He was pretty camouflaged until he opened his wings for a second and I saw the beautiful orange color and black spots.

American Copper butterflies are small, only about 1″ with orange forewings and about 8 black dots and a black outer edge. When their wings are closed up, they look light grey with fine black dots and blend in very nicely .

Have you ever seen an American Copper butterfly?

The American Copper is one of Massachusetts more common butterflies. During the height of its flight periods it can be found in almost all areas of the state.

Common Wood Nymph Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


I chased this little Common Wood Nymph butterfly around at Fort Hill before he alighted on a leaf and I could take a photograph. I had not seen one here on Cape Cod before.

Common Wood Nymphs are dark brown with a prominent yellow patch on their forewings and 2 black eyespots above and below.

Very pretty little butterfly, don’t you think?

Orange And Black Pearl Crescent Butterfly On Cape Cod


I’ve seen several of these Pearl Crescent butterflies along the trails here on Cape Cod. They are orange above with black borders and spots. The male is a brighter orange while the female is a paler brown with silvery areas. I think this one must be a female as it looks very silvery in areas.

I’ve seen them on wildflowers or just on the trail itself. Have you ever seen a Pearl Crescent?

Pretty Blue Spring Azure Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


We saw this pretty blue Spring Azure Butterfly while hiking at Fort Hill. It was really difficult to get a photograph of it with its wings open as it was flitting everywhere and very close to the ground.

When it closed up its wings, it looks like a totally different butterfly.

It is a small butterfly with its wingspan 3/4″ to 1  1/4″.

Have you ever seen a Spring Azure butterfly?