Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, VA 01 September 2012
Phyciodes tharos. Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, VA 01 September 2012
Phyciodes tharos. VRE trail, Fairfax County, VA 10 September 2012
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...