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 13, 2016 S. J. Stedman (Larry Little) Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 aarongunnar Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States August 19, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 dspicer Whitley County, Kentucky, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 elegrand Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States August 16, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada August 09, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States August 08, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2016 Details
July 31, 2016 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 Paul Tavares Ontario, Canada July 29, 2016 Details
July 20, 2016 Ron Smith Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 Ron Smith Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 sharin Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 23, 2016 Details
June 29, 2016 JR Kelsey St Louis County, Minnesota, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Dogsledding101 Ontario, Canada July 19, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States July 19, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 stephen stedman Trousdale County, Tennessee, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 10, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States July 08, 2016 Details
July 07, 2016 sruiter Houghton County, Michigan, United States July 08, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 monikawood Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States July 05, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 04, 2016 Details
June 27, 2009 Robert Epstein Calhoun County, Michigan, United States July 04, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 pporonto Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 04, 2016 Details
May 25, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 cblazo Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 hiker96 Platte County, Missouri, United States June 09, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 01, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 CA Ivy Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 21, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada May 07, 2016 Details
June 29, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada May 06, 2016 Details
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