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Pearl Crescent After chasing this spooky little butterfly for quite sometime, I was finally able to get close enough for a good macro shot of it. They hardly land, and when they do, it's only for a split second, even when they're not being chased around by a clumsy, camera-carrying guy. But this time it sat quite still for nearly a minute. Captured in the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge in northern Illinois. Butterfly,Geotagged,Illinois,Pearl Crescent,Phyciodes tharos,United States,Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge Click/tap to enlarge

Pearl Crescent

After chasing this spooky little butterfly for quite sometime, I was finally able to get close enough for a good macro shot of it. They hardly land, and when they do, it's only for a split second, even when they're not being chased around by a clumsy, camera-carrying guy. But this time it sat quite still for nearly a minute. Captured in the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge in northern Illinois.

    comments (4)

  1. It probably was tired from fleeing the scene :) I believe butterflies quickly run out of energy. Posted 8 years ago
    1. I bet you are right. I'm glad they tire out quickly because it would't have taken me too much longer! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Stunning shot Travis! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks, Claire! They are pretty little critters! Posted 8 years ago

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The Pearl Crescent is a butterfly of North America. 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.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by travismorhardt
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By travismorhardt

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Uploaded May 13, 2014. Captured May 12, 2014 07:45 in Great River Trail, Savanna, IL 61074, USA.
  • TG-830
  • f/4.7
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO125
  • 6.6mm