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Species Phyciodes graphica - Vesta Crescent - Hodges#4479.1

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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 Phyciodes (Crescents)
Species graphica (Vesta Crescent - Hodges#4479.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyciodes graphica (R. Felder, 1869)
Syn: Phyciodes vesta (W. H. Edwards, 1869)
Bright orange with dark lines dividing the wings up into numerous bars and cells. Lacks contrasting bands above or below wings. Some hindwings cells contain dark spots, but there are no such spots on the forewing.
NM-TX-OK (rarely in CO-KS) / Mex. to C. Amer. - MPG
a variety of open, dry habitats
Apr-Nov - MPG
Larval Foodplants: Gregg's tube tongue - Siphonoglossa pilosella (Acanthaceae) - BOA
Print References
Wauer, Roland H. "Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley" Boulder CO: Johnson Books, 2004.
Internet References