Attributes of Phyciodes cocyta

Northern Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Antennal clubs of male are orange. Females are darker than males. Upperside is orange-brown with dark borders; median orange-brown areas are mostly open, with few dark markings. Underside of hindwing is orange with a tan patch surrounding the pale marginal crescent.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 7/8 inches (3.2 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: All day long, males patrol near the host plants for receptive females. Eggs are laid in bunches of about 40 on the underside of host plant leaves. Caterpillars eat leaves, and young ones live and feed communally. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from June-July, perhaps two broods in southern Canada.
Caterpillar Hosts: Asters, in the sunflower family (Asteraceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of dogbane, fleabane, and white clover.
Habitat: Moist open areas in rocky places, wooded streams, marsh edges, and shale barrens.
Range: Newfoundland and northern New England west across the Great Lake states and southern Canada to British Columbia; south in the western mountains to Utah, southeast Arizona, and southern New Mexico; south in the Appalachians to Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Conservation: Some geographically restricted subspecies and unnamed populations should be monitored, managed, or preserved.
NCGR:
Management Needs: Maintain habitat integrity, host plant colonies, and nectar sources.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 23, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States August 23, 2016 Details
August 17, 2016 holla for the environment Ontario, Canada August 17, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 margueritehamilton Ontario, Canada August 14, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 Ed Harrison Saratoga County, New York, United States August 13, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 chreliot Powell County, Montana, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 davidboon Wayne County, Michigan, United States July 27, 2016 Details
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July 21, 2016 Steve Barnes Lincoln County, Maine, United States July 23, 2016 Details
June 17, 2016 Peggy O Taylor County, Wisconsin, United States July 21, 2016 Details
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June 19, 2016 David Allen Jones Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 pporonto Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 16, 2016 Details
June 29, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 10, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 kleblan2 Saratoga County, New York, United States July 10, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 04, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 Scotiaspinner New Brunswick, Canada July 04, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 03, 2016 Details
June 23, 2016 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada June 30, 2016 Details
June 29, 2016 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States June 30, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 Leslie Warren Missoula County, Montana, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 JRonan17 Herkimer County, New York, United States June 26, 2016 Details
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June 21, 2016 jvkopple2 Crawford County, Michigan, United States June 21, 2016 Details
July 13, 2015 whhowe Livingston County, New York, United States June 20, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States June 18, 2016 Details
June 02, 2016 TPeterson Benzie County, Michigan, United States June 13, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States June 12, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 LauraMaskell Ontario, Canada June 11, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States June 08, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada May 20, 2016 Details
July 01, 2015 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States April 28, 2016 Details
July 01, 2015 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States April 13, 2016 Details
May 23, 2015 db_ohio Lucas County, Ohio, United States February 14, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
July 01, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
June 30, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
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July 07, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States February 02, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 dpgbfly1 Anoka County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 dpgbfly1 Kanabec County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 08, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States January 18, 2016 Details
June 13, 2015 Corey1487 Quebec, Canada December 09, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States November 22, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada October 19, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 18, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 commentator Ontario, Canada September 16, 2015 Details