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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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
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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
July 09, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 14, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Tindomul1of9 Jefferson County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 alchem30 (Julie Darychuk) Saskatchewan, Canada July 14, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 13, 2015 Details
July 06, 2015 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada July 12, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Gerald Morris Ontario, Canada July 12, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 12, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 HHowell Campbell County, Tennessee, United States July 10, 2015 Details
July 07, 2015 Ed Harrison Saratoga County, New York, United States July 09, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 treichard Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 08, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 Dogsledding101 Ontario, Canada July 07, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 whhowe Ontario County, New York, United States July 05, 2015 Details
June 08, 2013 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States July 02, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 28, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 jcblithe Howard County, Maryland, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 25, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 26, 2015 Details
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June 10, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 22, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 novembergale Chautauqua County, New York, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 20, 2015 Details
June 25, 2014 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 17, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States June 16, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 quick3beers Adams County, Ohio, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 08, 2015 Dardenay Knox County, Tennessee, United States June 08, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States June 07, 2015 Details