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Species Anthanassa tulcis - Pale-banded Crescent - Hodges#4478.1

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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 and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Anthanassa (Crescents)
Species tulcis (Pale-banded Crescent - Hodges#4478.1)
Hodges Number
4478.1
Other Common Names
Tulcis Crescent
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthanassa tulcis (H. Bates)
Orig. Comb: Melitaea Tulcis H. Bates, 1864
Syn: Phyciodes tulcis (H. Bates) (NABA name)
Numbers
Six species in this genus north of Mexico.
Size
Wingspan 3.2-3.5 cm. (1)
Range
SE AZ (as stray), S TX to Panama - Map (MPG, BOA)
Season
Nearly year round in southern Texas. (2)
Food
The larvae feed on Dicliptera Juss. (foldwing) in the acanthus family.