Northern Pearly-eye Enodia anthedon A.H. Clark, 1936  Synonyms: Lethe anthedon.

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Northern Pearly-eye (Enodia anthedon) is a large brown butterfly, with prominent eyespots, and jagged brown lines on the undersides of the wings. Like other members of the subfamily Satyrinae, this species prefers shaded woodland habitats to sunny meadows, and it is seldom seen far from forest. If you see a large, drab brown butterfly flying quickly through shaded woods, odds are pretty good it may be a pearly-eye. Watch for them to land on shaded tree trunks, where they often sit with their wings closed over their backs. This butterfly, like many other woodland species, generally shuns flowers, and instead, prefers carrion, sap runs, and mud (Brock & Kaufman, 2003; Allen, 1997).

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Has recently adapted to using Japanese Stiltgrass as a larval host. Also uses a number of other grass species. In West Virginia, will use White Grass (Leersia virginica) and various panic grasses (genus Panicum)(Allen, 1997).

There are 167 records in the project database.

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A Northern Pearly-eye in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/4/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Washington Co., Maryland (8/26/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye at the Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/28/2015). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Howard Co., Maryland (6/4/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/26/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/20/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Howard Co., Maryland (8/4/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Washington Co., Maryland (6/7/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/15/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/20/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/12/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/24/2015). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

Northern Pearly-eye and Appalachian Brown in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/11/2016). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/10/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye caterpillar found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/25/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye caterpillar found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/25/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Northern Pearly-eye larva in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2017). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

The chrysalis of a Northern Pearly-eye in Howard Co., Maryland (7/21/2017). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)


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