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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Burlington County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Camden County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Juan County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coos County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mesa County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montezuma County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Delta County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garfield County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grand County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eagle County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montrose County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Miguel County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Summit County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ouray County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pitkin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rabun County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Buchanan County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chickasaw County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Linn County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Plymouth County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brown County, Indiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montgomery County, Indiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Harlan County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montgomery County, Maryland, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Oxford County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alcona County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alger County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alpena County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Arenac County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baraga County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Benzie County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cheboygan County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chippewa County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clare County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clinton County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Crawford County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dickinson County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Emmet County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Genesee County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gogebic County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Houghton County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details