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Pearl Crescent Butterfly - Phyciodes tharos - male

Pearl Crescent Butterfly - Phyciodes tharos - Male
Conecuh County, Alabama, USA
September 29, 2018
I think that both of these are Pearl Crescent Butterflies. The one on the left appeared to be smaller than the one on the right. I have tried to find photos and info about the differences between the sexes, but the info has been quite confusing.

Pearl Crescents are variable and these two appear
to be males based on abdominal shape.

Moved from ID Request.

 
Thanks
Thanks for the comment about identifying sex in Pearl Crescents based on adominal shape. Can this concept be applied to other butterfly species?

 
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