Attributes of Enodia anthedon

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

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Antennal clubs are black. Upperside is brown with dark eyespots. Underside is brown; submarginal row of 4 black spots on forewing is straight and the dark line inside it is sinuous. Spots are not surrounded by diffuse white.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 5/8 inches (4.5 - 6.7 cm).
Life History: Males perch on tree trunks or vegetation up to 10 feet above ground at edges of clearings to wait for females. Eggs are laid singly on the host plant; third- and fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood in the north from June-August, two broods in the south from May-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including white grass (Leersia virginica), bearded shorthusk (Brachyelytrum erectum), plumegrass (Erianthus), broadleaf uniola (Uniola latifolia), and bottlebrush (Hystrix patula).
Adult Food: Dung, fungi, carrion, and sap from willows, poplars, and birch.
Habitat: Damp deciduous woods, usually near marshes or waterways; mixed or grassy woodlands.
Range: Central Saskatchewan and eastern Nebraska east to Nova Scotia, south to central Alabama and Mississippi.
Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 30, 1980 Indy Entomologist Carroll County, Indiana, United States March 29, 2016 Details
June 20, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States March 08, 2016 Details
August 14, 2012 AJ Trently Fayette County, Tennessee, United States February 23, 2016 Details
July 19, 2015 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States February 19, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 dpgbfly1 Kanabec County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 dpgbfly1 Kanabec County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
May 21, 2010 AJ Trently Decatur County, Tennessee, United States January 01, 2016 Details
July 11, 2015 Paul Tavares Ontario, Canada December 26, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 J_Martineau Chisago County, Minnesota, United States December 17, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 tjrickert Tucker County, West Virginia, United States November 14, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 curtis.lehman Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States November 11, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States November 04, 2015 Details
October 09, 2015 Doug Bruce Crockett County, Tennessee, United States October 10, 2015 Details
August 19, 2015 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 21, 2015 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States September 21, 2015 Details
September 02, 2015 AJ Trently Fayette County, Tennessee, United States September 17, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 brandahl La Porte County, Indiana, United States September 16, 2015 Details
August 23, 2015 wjshawiii Albemarle County, Virginia, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 30, 2015 SpadGuy Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States September 10, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 Dave Patton Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, United States September 10, 2015 Details
October 10, 2010 Ron Wallach Cole County, Missouri, United States September 10, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 stephen stedman Perry County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Jeff Trahan Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States September 03, 2015 Details
September 02, 2015 ralphminer Cook County, Illinois, United States September 02, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 stephen stedman Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 29, 2015 Details
July 14, 2014 BMcNaught Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 cyric Providence County, Rhode Island, United States August 23, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 jim8435wisc Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Carolyn Oroke Douglas County, Kansas, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 MarkNenadov Ontario, Canada August 11, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 Doug Bruce Robertson County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 Doug Bruce Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2015 Details
July 31, 2015 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 31, 2015 Details
July 18, 2009 Ron Smith Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 30, 2015 Details
July 22, 2015 rbuist Manitoba, Canada July 28, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 roseanna Casey County, Kentucky, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Doug Bruce Marshall County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Doug Bruce Maury County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 sharin Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 22, 2015 Christyn32 Fayette County, Kentucky, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 jvkopple2 Ontario, Canada July 24, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States July 24, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 H.C.52 Ontario, Canada July 23, 2015 Details
September 21, 2014 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 19, 2015 Details
July 20, 2010 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 19, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 15, 2015 Details