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Species Lethe creola - Creole Pearly-eye - Hodges#4568.2

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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 creola (Creole Pearly-eye - Hodges#4568.2)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Creole Pearly Eye
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lethe creola (Skinner, 1897)
Enodia creola
Wingspan circa 6-7 cm
Similar to Northern and Southern Pearly-eyes. See references.
Coastal plain of southeastern United States.
Bottomland forests with hostplant, cane.
April-June, July-September in North Carolina (two broods). Further south, three broods, April-September
Adults take rotting fruit, sap, fluids from dung, carrion.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on cane, Arundinaria.
See Also
Southern Pearly-eye, Lethe portlandia
Northern Pearly-eye, Lethe anthedon
Print References
Brock (1)
Glassberg (2)
Scott (3)
Internet References
Butterflies and Moths of North America--Creole Pearly-eye
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
2.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.
3.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.