Species Page: Northern Pearly Eye (Lethe anthedon)

Northern Pearly Eye

Lethe anthedon (A. Clark, 1936)

Family: Nymphalidae (formerly Satyridae)

Status: Occasional local resident

NENHP Rank: S3 Tier 2

Range: Arkansas northwest to central Saskatchewan and northeast to Newfoundland. In Nebraska it has been found in the eastern 2/3 of the state.

Larval Hostplant(s): Various grasses including Bottlebrush (Hystrix patula) which is present in wooded areas of Fontenelle Forest.

Broods/Flight Times: One midsummer flight is the norm in this area although records into September indicate the possibility of an occasional second brood.

Overwintering: As a young larvae.

Habitat: Inhabits woodland margins and openings.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 5/8 inches

Found at: Fontenelle Forest, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Wood Duck, Twin Oaks, Burr Oak, Prairie Knoll, Harold Anderson, Red Fox & Black Island SWMAs, Harlan County Reservoir, Indian Cave SP, Crane Meadows

Similar Species: Eyed Brown, Common Wood Nymph