Pearly Eye,  Lethe portlandia  <LEP156>


     This species inhabits woods of the East where it perches on tree trunks and flies rapidly among the dappled shadows.  The color underneath is light brown, with a lilac hue and a pearly sheen.  Brown lines cross the wings, and an orange-like line runs around the rims.  The brown eyespots lie in a loose buff band and have orange rings around them and blue or pearly pupils.