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Species Lethe portlandia - Southern Pearly-eye - Hodges#4568

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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 portlandia (Southern Pearly-eye - Hodges#4568)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Southern Pearly Eye
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enodia portlandia
Orig. Comb: Papilio portlandia Fabricius, 1781
Note orange antennal clubs. Eye-spots surronded by white band.
se US - Map - (MPG)
Bottomland forests with cane, Arundinaria.
mostly Apr-Sept, 3 broods (BG data)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on Switchcane, Arundinaria.
See Also
Northern Pearly-eye, Lethe anthedon
Creole Pearly-eye, Lethe creola
Print References
Glassberg (1)
Brock (2)
Scott (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.
2.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
3.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.