Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)

Uncommon and local across NC, Creole Pearly-eyes have two broods, flying May-June and July-September. Distinguished from Southern Pearly-eye by having black & orange antennae and from Northern Pearly-eye by its "knuckled" median forewing line, note also that Creoles generally have a taller forewing with 5 spots, rather than 4.

Formerly classified as Enodia creola.


Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola) Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Cumberland Co, NC
4 June 2006
Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Catawba Co., NC
4 Aug 2012

Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Currituck Co. NC
20 Aug 2014
Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Caldwell Co., NC
23 Aug 2016

Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola) Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola) habitat
Currituck Co. NC
20 Aug 2014

Bottomland coastal plain forest with Giant Cane (Arundinaria gigantea)



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