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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 over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Looks more like Northern Crescent, but hard to be sure with these.

Posted by anita363 over 4 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 over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Ah, you are right! I would go with Pearl on the basis of range.

Posted by anita363 over 4 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 over 4 years ago (Flag)
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I revised the observation to Pearl Crescent. Thanks for the thorough feedback!

Posted by hitefamily over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Pearl Crescent - Photo (c) Shanthanu Bhardwaj, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
nlblock's ID: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Posted by nlblock 12 months 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)
Pearl Crescent - Photo (c) Shanthanu Bhardwaj, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
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Crescents - Photo (c) David Cook Wildlife Photography, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
boomersoonerintexas's ID: Crescents (Genus Phyciodes)
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