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Northern pearly-eye

Enodia anthedon


These are medium sized satyrids, this species is distinguished by its deeply scalloped hindwings and the presence of large, ovoid eyespots on all wing surfaces.


Spotted at Lake Catherine State Park in mixed woods. These butterflies prefer shaded mixed woods usually where the undergrowth is thick. Unlike most other species, which prefer trails, clearings, and woods edges, it is usually found in dense areas, seemingly unaffected by the shade. It often lands, and roosts, on tree trunks, one to three metres from the ground,and feeds on sap, dung, and mud, almost never on flowers.


Range: Southern Saskatchewan east to Newfoundland and south through the Appalachians to Arkansas.

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Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.44, Long: -92.92

Spotted on Sep 7, 2018
Submitted on Sep 16, 2018

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