Attributes of Phyciodes batesii

Tawny Crescent
Phyciodes batesii (Reakirt, [1866])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Antennal knobs are black and white. Upperside is dark brown; forewing with pale orange postmedian band and orange submarginal band. Underside of forewing is yellow; black patch on inner margin is larger than black patch near costa. Underside of hindwing is yellow-tan with faint markings; female with black submarginal dots.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Females lay eggs in groups under host plant leaves. Caterpillars eat leaves; first- and second-stage caterpillars live together in webs on the host plant. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from May-July; sometimes a partial second brood in Michigan.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wavy-leaved aster (Aster undulatus) and perhaps other true asters.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Moist meadows and pastures in the northern part of its range; dry rocky ridges or hillsides in the south.
Range: Southwest Quebec west to central Alberta, south to north-central Montana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and northern Georgia. Isolated colonies in the Black Hills and Nebraska's Pine Ridge.
Conservation: For unknown reasons, this butterfly has disappeared from most of its eastern range.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: Maintain habitat integrity, host plant colonies, and nectar sources.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 21, 2013 menasian Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States February 11, 2014 Details
May 26, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States February 05, 2014 Details
June 19, 2013 tangren Alberta, Canada August 06, 2013 Details
July 20, 2008 dpgbfly1 Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States January 01, 2013 Details
June 30, 1974 legacy.reporter (Richard Holland) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 21, 2012 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States September 13, 2012 Details
August 10, 2012 Naseem Reza Door County, Wisconsin, United States August 26, 2012 Details
August 10, 2012 Naseem Reza Door County, Wisconsin, United States August 26, 2012 Details
June 26, 2006 Naseem Reza Door County, Wisconsin, United States August 14, 2011 Details
June 21, 1996 legacy.reporter (Carr, Thomas) Otsego County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 1998 legacy.reporter (Herig, E. Ted) Otsego County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 17, 1998 legacy.reporter (Kriegel, Robert) Clinton County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 27, 1999 legacy.reporter (Spotts, Connie) Jackson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 1999 legacy.reporter (Nielsen, Mogens C.) Otsego County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 02, 1999 legacy.reporter (Perkins, Owen A.) Luce County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 25, 1973 legacy.reporter (R. Price) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 1975 legacy.reporter (R. Price) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 27, 1992 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1992 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 04, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 09, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 10, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 30, 1994 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 17, 1994 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 04, 1996 legacy.reporter (Glassberg) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 05, 1996 legacy.reporter (Glassberg) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 15, 1996 legacy.reporter (HEL) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 16, 1996 legacy.reporter (HEL) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 11, 1997 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 17, 1998 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 24, 1998 legacy.reporter (Paraskevoudaki) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 02, 1998 legacy.reporter (HEL, Hall) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 12, 1999 legacy.reporter (S. Brady) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 13, 1999 legacy.reporter (L. Williams) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 22, 1999 legacy.reporter (R. Cech) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 23, 1999 legacy.reporter (R. Cech) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 02, 1999 legacy.reporter (S. Brady) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 1999 legacy.reporter (S. Brady) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 1999 legacy.reporter (S. Brady) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 22, 2000 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 30, 2000 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 2000 legacy.reporter (J. Love) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 14, 2001 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 19, 2001 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (J. Dole) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 12, 2001 legacy.reporter (J. Love) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 05, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Carter) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 07, 2002 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 12, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details