I spent most of the evening fooling around on Facebook looking at photos from an old bike trip that a friend posted, and trying to ID the riders. So, the blog gets short shrift. Just a dead butterfly.
This is the Little Wood Satyr. It's the most common dark butterfly of late spring and mid-summer. It can be seen everywhere east of the Mississippi in the US.
There are a number of other Satyrs, but they have different spots and some have extremely limited ranges. All others are lighter colored.
Sorry it's dead, but it's a very nervous flier, and I probably wouldn't have a picture if I hadn't found it this way.
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