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Captured at Monarch Meadows Nature Conservancy Land, Ohio County Indiana

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. Flower is Ageratum. Photo taken in the Kitchen Garden of Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina

I believe this to be a male Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) butterfly. Spotted sitting on a path in Bronte Creek Provincial Park durng a morning hike.

On Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

The image is almost six times larger than the actual Phyciodes tharos. It is a small butterfly about one to 1.5 inches. It's found in most parts of the Americans and inhabitants areas of low cut open pastures, roadsides, open fields and open pine wooded areas. They stay and fly very low to the ground and rarely fly more than a few feet off of the ground.

Pearl Crescent, Phyciodes tharos

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I'm seeing some oddly-marked old butterflies this month. Here are 2 Pearl crescents that vary a bit. I'll post a stranger crescent and very dark Buckeye next. At the wetlands, North Georgia, this week - as for wildflowers: fading goldenrod and some asters are about all that remain in spite of mild weather


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284/366 pictures in 2020

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Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio

One of the few butterflies around me this year, have a lovely week everyone!

Dainty Pearl Crescent butterfly going about its business taking nectar from a Queen Ann's Lace floret.


Common and abundant.

Pearl Crescent butterfly on Fleabane


(Please don't hesitate to let me know if I don't have the butterfly I.D. correct -- I'm definitely not a butterfly expert)

Pres'quile Provincial Park,Ontario

Few weeks in Fall when all the pollinators and migrating butterflies get busy, including they Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Always a tough ID with so many similar species.

Female on right is larger, more heavily marked


July 2, 2017

Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

Boone Co, MO

One of my favorite butterflies. This one was a great model allowing me to get very close.


I hope everyone enjoys this image! :D

The Pearl Crescent is one of the most common and widespread butterflies in the eastern United States and parts of southern Canada, in particular Ontario.

It is also one of the hardest butterflies to identify with certainty, because of two very similar butterflies, the Northern and Tawny Crescents.

Bees and butterflies love this plain white flower, so I welcome it into my yard.

and how well I know it. Psalm 139:14


Pair of Pearl Crescent butterflies - Phyciodes tharos (Drury, 1773)

on Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)


Have a Beautiful Day !

Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there !


Thanks for viewing ~


Sliders Sunday


Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)


This lovely butterfly was on the front lawn.



Baie Missisquoi


Alors que nous nous dirigions vers la voiture après un shooting quelque peu décevant à Baie Missisquoi, l'eau s'étant retiré assez loin pour nous empêcher d'observer des espèces de limicoles moins communes, j'aperçu Sylvain Messier - qui me devançait - s'attarder à photographier quelque chose au sol. Je me demandais ce qu'il pouvait y avoir de si intéressant parmi cette herbe lorsqu'il m'interpella pour me montrer ces deux papillons qui s'accouplait. Une autre première pour moi. Merci mon cher ami!

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - 22nd November, 2018

Phyciodes tharos

Fauna Project

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

. . . is natures first step, and the last of art ~

- Phillip James Bailey (1816-1902)


Pearl Crescent butterfly

Phyciodes tharos (Drury, 1773)


deep in nature

Pres'quile Provincial Park,Ontario

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