Satyr Anglewing, Polygonia satyrus  <LEP128>


          Similar to the tortoiseshells, anglewings possess ragged wing margins that help their dull undersides blend in with leaves and bark.  The Satyr is a butterfly of the West and the brightest of all anglewings.  It is fiery light orange turning to golden toward the tails of the hindwings, marked with inky spots and reddish brown borders.  The spiny caterpillars eat stinging nettle.