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Tawny crescent
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
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Phyciodes
Species:
P. batesii
Binomial name
Phyciodes batesii
(Reakirt, 1865)
Subspecies
  • P. b. batesii
  • P. b. lakota (Scott, 1994)
  • P. b. anasazi (Scott, 1994)
  • P. b. apsaalooke (Scott, 1994)
  • P. b. maconensis (Gatrelle, 1998)

Phyciodes batesii, the tawny crescent, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae that occurs in North America.

Description

The upperside is dark brown with orange and the forewing has a pale postmedian band with submarginal bands. The female's black submarginal band has dots. Both sexes have black and white antenna knobs. The wingspan is from 25 to 38 mm.

Life cycle

Adults fly once a year between May and July. There is sometimes a partial second brood in Michigan. During this time the females lay their eggs in groups on the host plants. The third-instar caterpillars hibernate.

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