Attributes of Anthanassa tulcis

Tulcis Crescent
Anthanassa tulcis (H.W. Bates, 1864)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Outer margin of forewing is only slightly indented. Upperside is black with white markings; hindwing with wide white median band.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/8 inches (3.2 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid in batches on underside of host plant leaves; caterpillars feed at night in groups.
Flight: May-November in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Dicliptera species in the acanthus family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Second growth and open fields.
Range: Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to South Texas; strays to west Texas and southern Arizona.
Conservation: Populations in Texas' lower Rio Grande Valley, especially at Sabal Palm Santuary, should be conserved.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Maintain caterpillar host plant habitat. Note:This species has been considered a subspecies of the Cuban Crescent by some workers in the past.
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March 19, 2014 Sean Werle Toledo District, Belize April 05, 2014 Details
June 11, 2012 Roselvy Juárez Cortés, Honduras July 09, 2013 Details
February 14, 2013 Silverbeard Sololá, Guatemala April 03, 2013 Details
February 10, 2013 Doug Taron Jalisco, Mexico February 26, 2013 Details
October 03, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 07, 2013 Details
September 07, 1991 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 23, 2012 Harry Forbes Cameron County, Texas, United States November 27, 2012 Details
January 15, 2010 dmtaggart Quintana Roo, Mexico August 10, 2011 Details
July 29, 2008 naomiblinick Guanacaste, Costa Rica April 09, 2011 Details
October 17, 2007 legacy.reporter (Diane and Hugh Wedgeworth) Texas, Kenedy County, United States January 08, 2008 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Presidio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Frio County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Nueces County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details