Phyciodes pulchella

Phyciodes pulchella, the field crescent, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the Nearctic realm.

Field crescent
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P. pulchella
Binomial name
Phyciodes pulchella
(Boisduval, 1852)
Synonyms
  • Melitaea pratensis Behr, 1863
  • Melitaea campestris Behr, 1863
  • Phyciodes campestris Gunder, 1928
  • Eresia campestris Reakirt, 1866
  • Phyciodes pratensis Röber, 1913

The wingspan is 24–36 mm. The butterfly flies from May to August in Canada.[1]

The larvae feed on Asteraceae species.[1]

SubspeciesEdit

Listed alphabetically:[2]

  • P. p. camillus Edwards, 1871
  • P. p. deltarufa Scott, 1998
  • P. p. inornatus Austin, 1998
  • P. p. montana (Behr, 1863)
  • P. p. owimba Scott, 1998
  • P. p. pulchella
  • P. p. tutchone Scott, 1994
  • P. p. shoshoni Scott, 1994
  • P. p. vallis Austin, 1998

Similar speciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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