Saturday, July 9, 2011

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eyes are another resident of the eastern United States and parts of adjacent Canada.  They tend to be common in shady areas of deciduous forests.  Note that the tip of the antenna, visible protruding from behind an inconvenient leaf, is basally black. Adults feed on tree sap, dung, mud, and carrion (Marrone 2002). Erika found this one flying low along the Cannon Bike Trail on 3 July 2011.  

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