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Pearl Crescent

Phyciodes tharos


While this butterfly looked a bit beat up with some notches in its wings, it was far luckier than the one in this spotting: Quite variable in appearance. Males usually have black antennal knobs. Upper-side is orange with black borders; post-median and sub-marginal areas are crossed by fine black marks. Underside of hind wing has a dark marginal patch containing a light-colored crescent.


It is found in all parts of the United States except the west coast, and throughout Mexico and parts of southern Canada, in particular Ontario. Its habitat is open areas such as pastures, road edges, vacant lots, fields, open pine woods.


Spotted in a pasture in the mountains of Ellijay, GA.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 17, 2013

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