Attributes of Anthanassa texana

Texan Crescent
Anthanassa texana (W.H. Edwards, 1863)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Outer margin is indented below tip of forewing. Upperside is black with small white spots and some rusty red near wing bases. Hindwing with median band of cream-colored spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 7/8 inches (3.2 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Males perch in gulches to watch for females. Eggs are laid in groups on underside of host plant leaves; caterpillars eat leaves.
Flight: Several broods, from March-November in south Florida and Arizona, throughout the year in South Texas and the tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various low plants of the acanthus family including Ruellia, Jacobina, Beloperone, and Siphonoglossa.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Deserts, dry gulches, open areas, streamsides, road edges, city parks.
Range: Guatemala north through Mexico to southern California, east across the southern United States to northern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Strays to Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, South Dakota, and central Nevada.
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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October 28, 2014 mesquite Pima County, Arizona, United States October 31, 2014 Details
March 29, 2014 jeffmci9 Texas, Nueces County, United States May 12, 2014 Details
September 07, 2013 chaseystarz Cowley County, Kansas, United States April 23, 2014 Details
January 07, 2014 OmarAraujo Puebla, Mexico April 14, 2014 Details
March 29, 2014 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States March 30, 2014 Details
November 20, 2013 Jeff Trahan Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States November 21, 2013 Details
November 16, 2013 Dave Patton Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States November 16, 2013 Details
October 10, 2013 klgraves Pima County, Arizona, United States October 11, 2013 Details
June 19, 2013 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County June 25, 2013 Details
April 08, 2013 davidelwonger@msn.com Bandera County, Texas, United States April 27, 2013 Details
April 09, 2013 JKHatfield Texas, Lubbock County, United States April 18, 2013 Details
October 20, 2012 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States December 02, 2012 Details
May 17, 1992 legacy.reporter (Adrienne Boyd) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 17, 1992 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 05, 1992 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 23, 1987 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 14, 1992 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 30, 1952 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 21, 2012 legacy.reporter (Wayne Barger and Brian Holt) Clarke County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 2012 legacy.reporter (Patsy Harris Russo) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 11, 2012 legacy.reporter (Wayne Barger) Monroe County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
December 03, 2012 legacy.reporter (Ben Garmon) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 22, 2012 Rose A. Payne Georgia, Twiggs County, United States November 28, 2012 Details
October 02, 2012 jrfleullan Bibb County, Georgia, United States November 27, 2012 Details
September 30, 2012 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County November 11, 2012 Details
February 03, 2000 Tim Bagworth Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 11, 2012 Details
September 28, 2012 Rose A. Payne Bibb County, Georgia, United States November 01, 2012 Details
October 02, 2012 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States October 31, 2012 Details
September 11, 2012 Jeff Trahan Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States September 21, 2012 Details
October 07, 2006 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 31, 2012 Details
August 07, 2006 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States June 23, 2012 Details
April 22, 2012 jeanie.in.south.texas Hidalgo County, Texas, United States May 29, 2012 Details
April 29, 2012 mikechapman (James Holland) United States May 01, 2012 Details
September 05, 1976 legacy.reporter (J Brock, J Mori, M Smith) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
December 03, 1977 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 15, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 20, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 12, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 20, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
November 13, 2006 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States November 17, 2011 Details
November 04, 2010 naomiblinick Sonora, Mexico May 03, 2011 Details
October 27, 2002 legacy.reporter (R. Emmitt) Columbus County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 01, 1985 legacy.reporter (L. Koehn) Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 01, 1987 legacy.reporter (L. Koehn) Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
March 01, 2011 cpcdolan Hidalgo County, Texas, United States March 02, 2011 Details
June 06, 2010 aahewetson Hale County, Texas, United States February 15, 2011 Details
June 12, 2010 aahewetson Texas, Lamb County, United States February 15, 2011 Details
June 13, 2010 aahewetson Garza County, Texas, United States February 15, 2011 Details
April 23, 2001 stevecary San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States February 07, 2011 Details