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Mylitta crescent
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Scientific classification
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Phyciodes
Species:
P. mylitta
Binomial name
Phyciodes mylitta
(W.H. Edwards, 1861)
Synonyms
  • Melitaea mylitta Edwards, 1861
  • Eresia mata Reakirt, 1866
  • Phyciodes mylittus Higgins, 1981
  • Phyciodes pallidus

Phyciodes mylitta, the Mylitta crescent or Mylitta crescentspot, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in western North America.

The wingspan is 27–32 mm. The butterfly flies from June until late July in Canada.

The larvae feed on Cirsium and Carduus species.

Subspecies

Listed alphabetically:

  • P. m. arizonensis Bauer, 1975
  • P. m. arida (Skinner, 1917)
  • P. m. mexicana Hall, 1928
  • P. m. mylitta
  • P. m. thebais Godman & Salvin, 1878

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