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Pearly Crescentspot (Male)

Phyciodes selenis


Working on the ground level clover under my veranda. Family Brush-foots (Nymphalidae) - True Brush - foots (Nymphalinae) Wingspan: 3.8 to 4.8cm (1.5 to 1.9 inch) Above Tawny Orange with fine black bands, spots wing borders (male open areas of orange) Below: Hindwing golden yellow brown and fine brown markings - marginal dark patch enclosing a pale crescent. Host plant: Asters.


Moist open fields and woodland. Streams and roadsides.


It is thought that the similar Phyciodus tharos are two seperate species.

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Ripley, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 17, 2012

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