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Species Lethe anthedon - Northern Pearly Eye

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family Nymphalidae (Brushfooted Butterflies)
Subfamily Satyrinae (Satyrs, Morphos and Owls)
Tribe Satyrini (Alpines, Arctics, Nymphs and Satyrs)
Genus Lethe (Pearly Eyes, Tree Browns, etc.)
Species anthedon (Northern Pearly Eye)
Size
Wingspan 4.5-6.7 cm
Identification
Similar to other Pearly-Eyes, but more northern in range, bases of antennal clubs black.
Range
Eastern North America, south to mid-Atlantic states
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Season
May-September (2 broods)
Food
Adults take fluids, such as from dung, fungi, carrion, and sap. They usually do not take nectar.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on grasses. See Scott (1) for details on genera.
Remarks
Listed by some as Lethe anthedon, which is combining the Pearly-eyes with the Eyed-Browns.
See Also
Southern Pearly-eye, Enodia portlandia
Creole Pearly-Eye, Enodia creola
Print References
Glassberg, p. 132, plate 42 (2)
Brock, pp. 238-239 (3)
Scott, #95, p. 234, plate 16 (1)
Works Cited
1.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.
2.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.
3.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.