Appalachian Brown Lethe appalachia R. Chermock, 1947  Synonyms: Satyrodes appalachia.

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Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia) is a large, brown butterfly with a number of small eyespots along the margins of the wings. Like other members of the subfamily Satyrinae, this species generally frequents shaded forested habitats, and rarely leaves the cover of trees for open areas. This common woodland butterfly has two broods in Maryland, in June, and then again in August (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith).

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Uses sedges as host plants. Reported to use Carex lacustris in New York, and C. stricta in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Also uses Fowl Mannagrass (Glyceria striata) in West Virginia.

There are 111 records in the project database.

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An Appalachian Brown in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A mating pair of Appalachian Brown in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/4/2019). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Howard Co., Maryland (8/17/2019). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/26/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Harford Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Howard Co., Maryland (6/24/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/7/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Howard Co., Maryland (9/4/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Meadowbrook Park, Howard Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/22/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/2/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye and an Appalachian Brown in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/11/2016). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Brown in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/27/2013). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Appalachian Brown in Queen Annes Co., Maryland (6/23/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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