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 20, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
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July 07, 2014 Don Gagnon Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States July 21, 2014 Details
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June 30, 2014 Sean Werle New Hampshire, United States July 03, 2014 Details
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July 02, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 02, 2014 Details
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June 30, 2014 Anoush96 Dutchess County, New York, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 30, 2014 Details
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June 11, 2014 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States June 11, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States June 03, 2014 Details
August 17, 2013 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 23, 2014 CA Ivy Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States May 25, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 Allen Belden Powhatan County, Virginia, United States May 21, 2014 Details
June 19, 2013 dpford Ashe County, North Carolina, United States April 08, 2014 Details
July 16, 2013 curtis.lehman Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States March 24, 2014 Details
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July 21, 2013 jazzyconcetta Washington County, Vermont, United States February 12, 2014 Details
August 12, 2013 joshlincoln Addison County, Vermont, United States February 12, 2014 Details
July 21, 2013 cmyounger Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States December 18, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
July 18, 2013 HHowell Haywood County, North Carolina, United States October 18, 2013 Details