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Species Phyciodes pulchella - Field Crescent

Field Crescent - Phyciodes pulchella - female Field Crescent - Phyciodes pulchella - male Field Crescent - Phyciodes pulchella - male Unknown mountain butterfly - Phyciodes pulchella - female Crescent - Phyciodes orseis - Phyciodes pulchella - male - female Phyciodes pulchella? - Phyciodes pulchella - male Field Crescent - Phyciodes pulchella Crescent - Phyciodes pulchella - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family Nymphalidae (Brushfooted Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Phyciodes (Crescents)
Species pulchella (Field Crescent)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyciodes campestris
Phyciodes pratensis
plus 6 other synonyms listed at All-Leps
The lectotype designation of pulchella by Emmel et al (1998) displaces pratensis (Behr, 1863). [Opler and Warren PDF doc]
BugGuide follows the classification of Opler and Warren and All-Leps in calling this species P. pulchella (see discussion in Taxonomy Forum)
Numbers
3 subspecies listed at All-Leps: camillus, montana, pulchella
Print References
Emmel, J.F., T.C. Emmel, and S.O. Mattoon. 1998. The types of butterflies named by Jean Alphonse Boisduval: designation of lectotypes and a neotype, and fixation of type localities. pp. 3-76 in: Emmel, T.C., editor. 1998. Systematics of Western North American Butterflies. Mariposa Press, Gainesville, Florida. 878 pp.
Internet References
species account [listed as P. pratensis], plus US distribution map (nearctica.com)
species account [listed as P. pratensis] (Butterflies of Canada, CBIF)