Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)

This delightful little butterfly shows up occasionally in the southeast corner of North Carolina. 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.
Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
National Butterfly Center, Hidalgo Co., TX
1 May 2018

Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
National Butterfly Center, Hidalgo Co., TX
1 May 2018

Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
National Butterfly Center, Hidalgo Co., TX
1 May 2018

Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Dan's place, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 May 2018
Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Estero Llano Grande SP, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 May 2018

Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Estero Llano Grande SP, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 May 2018
Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Estero Llano Grande SP, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 May 2018

Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo Co., TX
15 Oct 2004


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