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Pearl Crescent

Phyciodes tharos

Description:

This individual was very tattered. Quite variable. Males usually have black antennal knobs. Upperside is orange with black borders; postmedian and submarginal areas are crossed by fine black marks. Underside of hindwing has a dark marginal patch containing a light-colored crescent. Spring and fall broods (form marcia) have a gray mottled hindwing below. Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm).

Habitat:

Habitat yard on Lake Belton.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2012
Submitted on Nov 16, 2012

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