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Pearl Crescent (dorsal) - Phyciodes tharos - female

Pearl Crescent (dorsal) - Phyciodes tharos - Female
Mahomet, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
August 6, 2005
Size: 5cm wingspan
Beautiful iridescence on the thorax; I wish I could upload the full-resolution photo! (Updated: This is Phyciodes tharos, not Chlosyne harrisii as I originally had it. Thanks to KDH and DF for the ID!)


Are You Sure....
....about your ID? It looks like a Pearl Crescent to me.

Thank you both! I have update
Thank you both! I have updated the description, but I'm not sure what the process is for moving the photo to the correct location.

Just click on the "tag" link below your fine image and then search for "Pearl Crescent" in the upper right corner of the page. Once there, click on a picture and see if it is indeed a Pearl Crescent. If it is, then click on the "images" tag above the picture and once there, you'll see a link that says "moved tagged images." Click on that and your image will mysteriously prestidigitate itself to the correct page!

Are You Sure....
Agreed, it is Phyciodes tharos, a female.

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