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Pale-banded Crescent - Anthanassa tulcis

Pale-banded Crescent - Anthanassa tulcis
Weslaco, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
October 23, 2004


Found some good photos to compare.
Definitely A. tulcis - matches the final instar in all details.

Moved from Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc..

Moved from Butterflies.

I don't recognize the species with any confidence,
and can only guess at the genus at this point, but it reminds me of Anthanass. It is likely in the subfamily Nymphalinae. It's not a Fritillary nor Longwing (it has a row of spines down the middle of the back).


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