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Northern Pearly-Eye - Enodia anthedon
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Northern Pearly-Eye - On dung - Pockwock, NS - 2002-07-13
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Not common.

Flight Period
Late June to mid-August.

Habitat
Moist, grassy places in woods.

Larval Foodplants
Woodland grasses, including Bearded Shortgrass (Brachyelytrum erectum), and False Melic Grass (Schizachne purpurascens) (Layberry).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
The Eyed Brown is a possible confusion species.

Notes
Seldom feeds at flowers, preferring sap, bird droppings, carrion and mud. Usually flies in the shade.

Northern Pearly-Eye - Port Joli, NS, 2009-07-31
Northern Pearly-Eye - Port Joli, NS - 2009-07-31
2009-07-31
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Pearly-Eye - Shore Rd. nr Three Brooks Salt Marsh, Pictou Co. NS, 2012-07-19
Northern Pearly-Eye - Shore Rd. nr Three Brooks Salt Marsh, Pictou Co. NS - 2012-07-19
2012-07-19
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Pearly-Eye - Waverley, 2014-07-22
Northern Pearly-Eye - Late afternoon basking - Waverley - 2014-07-22
2014-07-22
Photo © Peter Payzant