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Species Lethe anthedon - Northern Pearly-eye - Hodges#4568.1

MN Aug - Lethe anthedon MN June - Lethe anthedon Northern Pearly-Eye - Lethe anthedon Underside with spots - Lethe anthedon Northern Pearly-eye - Lethe anthedon some kind of pearly-eye - Lethe anthedon Northern Pearly-eye - Lethe anthedon Lethe anthedon
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed 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 - Hodges#4568.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Northern Pearly Eye
Satyre Perlé - En français.… Ilze V-G.,
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enodia anthedon
Wingspan 4.5-6.7 cm
Similar to other pearly-eyes, but more northern in range, bases of antennal clubs black.
Eastern North America, south to mid-Atlantic states
Deciduous forests
May-September (2 broods)
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.
See Also
Southern Pearly-eye, Lethe portlandia
Creole Pearly-eye, Lethe 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.