A butterfly of a group which includes the browns, heaths, ringlets, and related species. They typically have brown wings with small eyespots and many live in woodland and breed on grasses. Also called brown.
- Subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae (formerly the family Satyridae).
Early 20th century: from modern Latin Satyridae (plural), from Latin Satyrus (see satyr), used as a genus name.
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