Medium
Photo © Tim Hite, some rights reserved
Cuyahoga Valley National Park/Kendall Lake (Google, OSM)
41.216583, -81.5270711
Accuracy: 307m
open
May. 27, 2012 09:31:18 -0400
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Crescents - Photo (c) David Cook Wildlife Photography, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
boomersoonerintexas's ID: Crescents (Genus Phyciodes)
Posted by boomersoonerintexas almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Looks more like Northern Crescent, but hard to be sure with these.

Posted by anita363 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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I'm still learning here, but from what I've read, Pearl Crescent, P. Tharos, is the expected species here in Ohio, although as anita363 says, many of these are impossible to separate in the field and many question whether these 2 should be separate species. The last authoritative account (which admittedly was printed quite a few years ago now) on Ohio butterflies only listed 2 verified sightings of P cocyta ever in Ohio. Most people I know don't even look much for P cocyta and just say if it's in Ohio it's P Tharos just because of the limitations of field ID and what's known of their typical ranges. Maybe anita363 has Northerns where she lives and sees some field marks that lean towards P Cocyta? I'd love some solid tips on what to look for in P cocyta vs tharos.

Posted by hartvillestuff almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Ah, you are right! I would go with Pearl on the basis of range.

Posted by anita363 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pearl Crescent - Photo (c) Shanthanu Bhardwaj, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
hitefamily's ID: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Posted by hitefamily almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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I revised the observation to Pearl Crescent. Thanks for the thorough feedback!

Posted by hitefamily almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pearl Crescent - Photo (c) Shanthanu Bhardwaj, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
hitefamily's ID: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Crescents - Photo (c) David Cook Wildlife Photography, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Crescents (Genus Phyciodes)
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