Possibly a third species that falls between the Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) and the Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta) but has not yet been defined. This possible third species has characteristics of both the Northern & the Pearl and other characteristics entirely of its own. Hopefully with further research this butterfly will one day be classified.
Northern U.S. into Canada; Open field, roadsides, rocky areas and woodland openings. Host Plant: Aster sp.