Creole Pearly-eye (Enodia creola)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Throughout most or all of the Coastal Plain. In the Piedmont, known from the eastern and southern portions, but the distribution elsewhere is uncertain despite records for a few northwestern Piedmont counties (correctly identified ?). Also reported in the lower mountains, at least in the southern mountains. Major gaps in known locations in the southern 1/3rd of the Coastal Plain, and in much of the northern Piedmont. Probably absent from most of the mountains, other than at low elevations. Perhaps absent from parts of the northern Piedmont, as southern Virginia is the northern edge of the range. Presumed to occur in all Coastal Plain counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Uncommon in the Sandhills and northern two-thirds of the Coastal Plain. For some reason, despite the abundance of cane, the Creole has been found in just two southern Coastal Plain counties. It is rather rare in the Piedmont, where primarily found in the eastern and southern counties. Rare to very rare in the northwestern half of the Piedmont and southern mountains, if correctly identified; probably absent in the northern mountains.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two broods; early May (rarely in April) to mid-June, and early July to mid-September.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Creole Pearly-eye (Enodia creola) 07/21/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC · male
Creole Pearly-eye (Enodia creola) 05/26/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC · male
Creole Pearly-eye (Enodia creola) 08/20/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC · female