Identification: Oplar, USGS Internet pages. The Southern Pearly-eye butterfly is medium sized. Its antennal clubs are orange. The underside of its forewing is light brown with a submarginal row of four spots (Florida females may have five spots) (the above images are of males). The upper side is brown with dark eyespots at the margins. The forewing is slightly curved and has a brown line inside the spot row, which may be straight or zig-zagged. The spots are encircled by diffuse white. Its preferred habitat is swamps, shady places, and woods near stream-fed swamps.