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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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
July 10, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 21, 2014 Details
August 29, 2013 curtis.lehman Putnam County, West Virginia, United States March 15, 2014 Details
May 30, 2013 curtis.lehman Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States March 15, 2014 Details
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
October 08, 2013 Doug Bruce Haywood County, Tennessee, United States October 08, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 20, 2013 Details
September 14, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 15, 2013 Details
September 14, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 15, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 HHowell Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
August 20, 2013 jwilkinson Charles County, Maryland, United States September 02, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 Mark Wheeler Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States August 25, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 Lauenstein Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States August 23, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada August 23, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 Jeff Brown Greene County, Ohio, United States August 19, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Peggy O Taylor County, Wisconsin, United States August 16, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States August 14, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 birder89 Lawrence County, Ohio, United States August 13, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 Jeff Brown Clark County, Ohio, United States August 13, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 Jeff Brown Clark County, Ohio, United States August 13, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 joeerino Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 19, 2013 paramaniac Montgomery County, Ohio, United States August 11, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States August 10, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States August 10, 2013 Details
August 01, 2013 HHowell McMinn County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 01, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States July 29, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 27, 2013 Details
July 01, 2012 Tee-tee Ontario, Canada July 27, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 23, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 aarongunnar Florence County, Wisconsin, United States July 19, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States July 19, 2013 Details
July 09, 2013 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States July 19, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 jim8435wisc Clark County, Wisconsin, United States July 19, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 17, 2013 Details
May 10, 2012 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 16, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 16, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 todonnell Tucker County, West Virginia, United States July 15, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 13, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 saapple Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States July 11, 2013 Details
July 07, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada July 09, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 painted lady Carroll County, Arkansas, United States July 06, 2013 Details
July 03, 2013 shaed Ontario, Canada July 04, 2013 Details
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June 29, 2013 Doug Bruce Monroe County, Tennessee, United States July 02, 2013 Details