Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)

This delightful little butterfly has been found a handful of times in the southeast corner of the state, but despite purposeful searches over the last couple of years, it hasn't been seen since 2002. The photos below are from Texas, where a different subspecies occurs. Texan Crescents that show up in NC are of the subspecies 'seminole', which occurs in bottomlands in SC, GA, and FL, and have more fulvous coloration on the upper wings than those in Texas where the individual below was photographed.
Hidalgo Co., TX
15 Oct 2004

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