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Species Anthanassa argentea - Chestnut Crescent - Hodges#4479

Chestnut Crescent - Anthanassa argentea - male Chestnut Crescent...? - Anthanassa argentea - female
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
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 Anthanassa (Crescents)
Species argentea (Chestnut Crescent - Hodges#4479)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Anthanassa argentea (Godman & Salvin, 1882)
Males are a very dark black and chestnut above, females are similar to several other crescents.
s. TX (as a stray) to C. Amer. - Map (MPG, BOA)
Nov-Mar (MPG)
First U.S. Record: Relampago, Hidalgo Co., Texas - 1970 (Bordelon & Knudson 2000)
Print References
Bordelon, C.W., Jr., & E. Knudson. 2000. New records of Lepidoptera from Texas and the USA, and illustrations of other interesting species. News of the Lepidopterists' Society 42(1): 3-7, 19.
Chuah, H.H. & D.S. Cushing. 1995. Eurema albula (Pieridae) and Anthanassa argentea (Nymphalidae): new records for the United States (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea). Tropical Lepidoptera 6(1): 43-44.