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.
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.