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Pearl Crescent

Phyciodes tharos


Its pattern is 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.


I see them pretty regularly along roadsides and in areas of disturbed soil. Wiki says: Its habitat is open areas such as pastures, road edges, vacant lots, fields, open pine woods

1 Species ID Suggestions

KarenL 9 years ago
Pearl crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent

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PeterChereshnoski 9 years ago

Thanks for the help, I removed the second photo it was not the same butterfly

Carolina 9 years ago

Hi Peter! Do you mind uploading your pictures again? It seems they didn't upload correctly. Sorry for the inconvenience!

MickGrant 9 years ago

2nd shot looks Phyciodes selenis the Northern Crescent?

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New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2011
Submitted on Aug 27, 2011

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