Pearl Crescent butterfly – 5/30/10
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/30/10
Observation Time: 4:00 p.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Pearl Crescent butterfly
Scientific Name: Phyciodes tharos
Comments: 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 antenna knobs.
More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America