Feeding on the nectar of a Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). In a sunny location on my property.
Pretty small, definitely could not confuse the size for a monarch!
Sunning on grass blade
12 individuals caught during annual Butterfly Count
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...