Saint Francis’ Satyrs Butterfly (Neonympha Mitchellii Francisci) is an endangered butterfly found only in the US state of North Carolina. According to Wikipedia, this beautiful butterfly was first discovered in 1983 by David K. Parshall and Thomas W. Kral in 1989.
The Saint Francis’ Satyrs butterfly is a small butterfly with an average 34-44mm wingspan. Their habitat is composed of wide, open grasslands; wetlands; and sedge-dominant ecosystems that experience regular natural disturbance.
This beautiful butterfly was first listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1994 after poaching threats and habitat loss increased.