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A. H. Clark, 1936
Enodia anthedon, the northern pearly-eye, is a butterfly species of the subfamily Satyrinae that occurs in North America, where it is found from central Saskatchewan and eastern Nebraska east to Nova Scotia, south to central Alabama and Mississippi.
The larvae feed on various grasses, including Leersia virginica, Erianthus species, Muhlenbergia species, bearded shortgrass (Brachyelytrum erectum), Uniola latifolia, bottlebrush grass (Hystrix patula), and false melic grass (Schizachne purpurascens). The host plants of a northern population include sedges (Carex species).
The species overwinters in the larval stage.
For more references, go to Lethe anthedon at Wikipedia. (Lethe = the current genus name.)
- Enodia anthedon anthedon
- Enodia anthedon borealis Clark, 1936 (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Maine)
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