Monday I saw this butterfly in the ditch by our road. I am tempted to say it is one of my favorites, but they all are. I do especially like these, however.
The little wood satyr, Megisto cymela is a widespread butterfly that is often found in woodland edges. It is not flashy, but it has a cool looking hopping flight. Like a few others, it has a tendency to land down in the weeds, rather than on flowers. That can make it frustratingly difficult to photograph.
I am sure it has more to do with the preferred habitat than the caterpillar food plants, but usually the places I find this butterfly in any numbers also have large amounts of poison ivy.
This is what poison ivy looks like.