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Texan Crescent

Anthanassa texana


Butterfly with outer margin is indented below tip of forewing. Upperside is black with small white spots and some rusty red near wing bases. Hindwing with median band of cream-colored spots. Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 7/8 inches (3.2 - 4.8 cm).


Deserts, dry gulches, open areas, streamsides, road edges, city parks. This one was sunning in a southeastern deciduous forest near the Savannah River in Aiken County, SC.


Caterpillar Hosts: Various low plants of the acanthus family including Ruellia, Jacobina, Beloperone, and Siphonoglossa. Adult Food: Flower nectar.

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South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2012
Submitted on Feb 22, 2015

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