Saturday, August 06, 2005

Pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

This small butterfly, only 11/16 inches, is one of the most common and widespread in North America and can be found in fields and meadows, along power-line cuts, and in suburbia. Its major foodplant is asters, but in this shot it is nectaring on a Black-eyed susan. Its flight is low to the ground and often involves gliding.

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