Sunday, December 2, 2012

 The pearl crescent is a common North American butterfly. It is found almost everywhere through out the US except for the west coast. It can also be found in most of Mexico and parts of southern Canada. Adult are usually found in open fields, roadsides, pastures and other open spaces where they feed on nectar from a variety of flowers including milkweed, dogbane and asters. Pearl crescents lay their eggs on the underside of aster leaves which is what the larva, caterpillar, eat.




16 comments:

Kenneth said...

Impressive with all the information to the image of the butterfly, which is also well composed and beautiful

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photo and I always enjoy reading the info you provide. Thank you!

lorik said...

Interesting composition and great colour! Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Jama said...

Stunning photo!

Kateri said...

They are a common butterfly here in Michigan. Love your photo!

Martha Z said...

I'm afraid I am not good at identifying butterflies beyond "that's an orange one, that's a yellow one", etc.

Karen said...

Pretty little thing!

Eugenia Robinson said...

No butterflies down our way. They have gone vamoos. This one looks so sweet on its flower. Such a pretty capture. genie

Eugenia Robinson said...

No butterflies down our way. They have gone vamoos. This one looks so sweet on its flower. Such a pretty capture. genie

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful


Snapshot

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Love the butterfly ~ great snap ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Maria @ LSS said...

Gorgeous shot! Happy MOM!

Orange Bike

Andrea said...

I have seen this little butterfly in our prairies at the state park. So pretty and a perfect MOM post. Thanks for the information ... I love learning new things, the trick is to remember it all. Not so easy when you are an old poop :) Have a great day Ecobirder ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

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Laura said...

so beautiful!