Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis)

Distinguished from Pearl Crescent by having more black in the forewing and a light tawny/orange/cream-colored and relatively unmarked underhindwing, Tawny Crescents in NC are found only in the mountains and fly mostly in May/June. The subspecies found here is quite disjunct from the rest of the species.
Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis) Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis)
Clay Co., NC
21 May 2005
same individual

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis) Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis)
Female
Macon Co., NC
12 May 2006
same individual

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis) Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis)
Female
Clay Co., NC
13 May 2006
Male
Clay Co., NC
13 May 2006


Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis) Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis)
Clay Co., NC
14 May 2005
Clay Co., NC
14 May 2005

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis) Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis)
Clay Co., NC
21 May 2005
Worn
Clay Co., NC
21 May 2005

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii maconensis)

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Female
Macon Co., NC
12 May 2006

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Created on ... May 20, 2005 | Updated on ... Nov 22, 2006 | jeffpippen9@gmail.com