Attributes of Anthanassa frisia

Cuban Crescent
Anthanassa frisia (Poey, 1832)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Forewing is indented below wing tip. Upperside of forewing is black with orange markings; hindwing with black zigzag submarginal line.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid in batches on underside of host plant leaves; caterpillars feed at night in groups.
Flight: Most of the year in southern Florida, throughout the year in the tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Shrimpflower (Beloperone guttata) in the acanthus family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Second growth and open fields.
Range: Resident of West Indies and southern Florida; strays to northern Florida.
Conservation: Not usually of concern.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
December 20, 2013 DJHiker Cienfuegos, Cuba March 24, 2014 Details
August 25, 2013 DPBiega Orange County, Florida, United States August 28, 2013 Details
April 22, 2013 BOGwalker Monroe County, Florida, United States May 09, 2013 Details
March 10, 2008 legacy.reporter (Effie Smith) Orange County, Florida, United States April 22, 2008 Details
October 23, 2006 legacy.reporter (Melanie Brown) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
June 05, 1965 legacy.reporter (Burgess, L.P.) Boone County, Missouri, United States February 21, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alachua County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brevard County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Broward County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hendry County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Palm Beach County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Volusia County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eliott Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key Largo County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Matecumbe Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Long Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Marathon Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Big Pine Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key West County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Stock Island County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Plantation Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details