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  • French
    • croissant perlé
  • Scientific Names
    • Phyciodes tharos
  • English
    • Pearl Crescent
  • Spanish
    • Mariposa luna

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Recent observations

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What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

mbrown

Date

May 15, 2015

Description

A butterfly found flying in a field near our school. The black spots on the wings are completely filled with none of them touching the edge of the wings. There are pale white crescents running along the edges of the wings with a silver border.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

hawkilitle

Date

May 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

These orange and black butterflies are tricky...I love the white dots on the antenna - very cool and helped with the id, I hope.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

maractwin

Date

May 22, 2015 12:59 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Date

May 21, 2015

Description

North of Eddy Lake observation dock.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

cbickley

Date

May 12, 2015

Description

This is a butterfly with a black body and orange wings that have a faint white outline with black dots along the inside. The individual was found in an open grassy field.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

May 21, 2015

Description

Flying commonly along the trail on this cloudy cool day.

Tags

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Square

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

javigonz

Date

October 29, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

raleighcoleman

Date

May 12, 2015

Description

Found it in the leaves of a tree near a pond.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

julbar

Date

May 19, 2015

Description

very small butterfly

Photos / Sounds

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Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

cwwood

Date

May 18, 2015 10:37 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

flowergirl1515

Date

July 20, 2014 01:22 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) 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...

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Conservation Summary

No range data available.