Northern Pearly-eye Butterfly (Enodia anthedon)
The brown wings of the Northern Pearly-Eye are not plain and muted; in fact they are actually quite lustrous and picturesque. Covered in a shimmering grey brown, the topside of this butterfly’s wings are decorated with a simple mahogany brown ribbing and bordered by a series of round eye-like spots.
In caterpillar form, you will see a green body with what looks like reddish tipped pincers coming out of both ends. The eye-like markings on the wings make this butterfly easy to identify. A yellow center surrounded by a thick ring of black, then a thin ring of yellow outlined with a thin ring of mahogany brown creates the illusion of an eye. You will spend many hours taking pleasure watching the wings of this butterfly watching you.