Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1276016

Creole Pearly-eye
Enodia creola

Observation date: June 29, 2012
Date notes: Date is accurate (from camera metadata and notes).
Submitted by: Roy Cohutta
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was a sunny hot day. Swamp area. I took photos of two individuals of same species within the same general area in Dougherty County, SW Georgia. I am submitting two photos each of each of the two individuals. Each of the pairs of photos include ventral and dorsal views of the respective individual. This submission will be two photos of the first individual. First individual photographed starting at 09:35 AM and was on a leaf of a hardwood tree which can be seen in the photo. Second individual photographed starting at 09:50 AM and was on fern leave which can be seen in the photo. General notes about identification/differentiation from others in the Genus, which can be seen in the photos (Using Cech & Tudor, Glassberg): Antennal clubs are dark with orange tips (not all orange). Five (5) FW eyespots (see ventral view). Ventral: Dark line just inside FW eyespots has shape of knuckles on a clenched fist. (This is usually the single most reliable wing marking.)
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: September 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Dougherty County