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Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos Pattern is quite variable. I&#039;ve never noticed the bright yellow  on the inside edge of the hindwings before though.  Males usually have black antennal knobs. Upperside is orange with black borders; postmedian and submarginal areas are crossed by fine black marks.<br />
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Habitat: Stream side Geotagged,Pearl Crescent,Phyciodes tharos,Summer,United States,butterfly,phyciodes Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos

Pattern is quite variable. I've never noticed the bright yellow on the inside edge of the hindwings before though. Males usually have black antennal knobs. Upperside is orange with black borders; postmedian and submarginal areas are crossed by fine black marks.

Habitat: Stream side

    comments (4)

  1. Gorgeous tiny butterfly! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 8 days ago
  2. Great shot and what a beauty, in optimal state. Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! It was in perfect shape. Posted 8 days 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. Its pattern is quite variable. Males usually have black antennal knobs. Its upperside is orange with black borders; postmedian and submarginal areas are crossed by fine black marks. Underside of hindwing.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 10, 2019. Captured Jul 25, 2015 13:25 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm