Phyciodes batesii

Phyciodes batesii, the tawny crescent, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae that occurs in North America.

Tawny crescent
Tawny Crescent.jpg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Secure (NatureServe)[1]
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P. batesii
Binomial name
Phyciodes batesii
(Reakirt, 1865)
Subspecies
  • P. b. batesii
  • P. b. lakota (Scott, 1994)
  • P. b. anasazi (Scott, 1994)
  • P. b. apsaalooke (Scott, 1994)
  • P. b. maconensis (Gatrelle, 1998)

DescriptionEdit

The upperside is dark brown with orange and the forewing has a pale postmedian band with submarginal bands. The female's black submarginal band has dots. Both sexes have black and white antenna knobs. The wingspan is from 25 to 38 mm.[2]

Life cycleEdit

Adults fly once a year between May and July. There is sometimes a partial second brood in Michigan. During this time the females lay their eggs in groups on the host plants. The third-instar caterpillars hibernate.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NatureServe Explorer 2.0 Phyciodes batesii Tawny Crescent". explorer.natureserve.org. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. ^ Tawny Crescent, Butterflies of Canada