Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pearl Crescent

The pearl crescent, Phyciodes Tharos, is a common butterfly found in the eastern two thirds of North America. It ranges from southern Ontario in the north down through Mexico in the south. Adults lay eggs on plants in the aster family, which is the larval host plant. They over winter in their larval, or caterpillar, form.

6 comments:

Kateri said...

We have lots of those in the part of michigan I live in. I just learned their name this summer. Lovely photo!

Jama said...

It's so lovely!

FotoAnna said...

Beautiful capture of this lovely butterfly!
Greetings from misty Holland,
Anna :-))

pcphotoblog said...

Beautiful - Happy Macro Monday!

Ida said...

How pretty. Love the sunlight shining on this butterfly and it's golden color is just lovely.

Kala said...

Gorgeous light and details!

Happy MM