Saint Francis' Satyr

By: Taylor Hillman

Common Name and Scientific Name

The butterfly common name is Saint Francis' Satyr. It's scientific name is Neonympha Mitchellii Francisc.


They exist in the sandhills of North Carolina, in Cumberland and Hoke Counties.

Why is it in Danger of Extintion?

Extirpation of the beaver from the state, and loss of the meadow created by its damming activities, was probably the biggest influence on the butterfly’s decline.

What is Being Done to Protect it?

The state of North Carolina excludes insects from listing under its Endangered and Threatened Wildlife legislation, so affords no protection to this butterfly.