Phyciodes pallida

Phyciodes pallida, the pale crescent or pallid crescentspot, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the western North America.

Pale crescent
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P. pallida
Binomial name
Phyciodes pallida
(W.H. Edwards, 1864)
Synonyms
  • Melitaea pallida Edwards, 1864
  • Eresia mata Reakirt, 1866
  • Phyciodes pratensis Röber, 1913
  • Phyciodes pallidus

The wingspan is 33–44 mm. The butterfly flies in June in Canada.[1]

The larvae feed on Cirsium species.[1]

SubspeciesEdit

Listed alphabetically:[2]

  • P. p. barnesi Skinner, 1897
  • P. p. pallida

Similar speciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pale Crescent, Butterflies of Canada
  2. ^ "Phyciodes Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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