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.
These orange and black butterflies are tricky...I love the white dots on the antenna - very cool and helped with the id, I hope.
North of Eddy Lake observation dock.
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.
Flying commonly along the trail on this cloudy cool day.
Found it in the leaves of a tree near a pond.
very small butterfly
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...