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Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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Genus Phyciodes - Crescents

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Superfamily Papilionoidea - Butterflies and Skippers
Family Nymphalidae - Brush-footed Butterflies
Subfamily Nymphalinae - Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Phyciodes - Crescents

Species batesii - Tawny Crescent - Hodges#4482
Species cocyta - Northern Crescent - Hodges#4481.1
Species incognitus - Mimic Crescent
Species graphica - Vesta Crescent - Hodges#4479.1
Species mylitta - Mylitta Crescent - Hodges#4488
Species orseis - California Crescent - Hodges#4486
Species pallida - Pale Crescent - Hodges#4487
Species phaon - Phaon Crescent - Hodges#4480
Species picta - Painted Crescent - Hodges#4484
Species pulchella - Field Crescent - Hodges#4482.1
Species tharos - Pearl Crescent - Hodges#4481
No Taxon not quite Northern or Pearl