Attributes of Phyciodes orseis

California Crescent
Phyciodes orseis W.H. Edwards, 1871

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown with orange-brown markings in distinct bands. Underside is yellow-orange with scattered reddish brown markings.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 5/8 inches (3.2 - 4.2 cm).
Life History: Males perch along creeks and in valleys to find females. Eggs are laid in large batches under host plant leaves, which the caterpillars eat. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from May-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Thistles (Cirsium species) in the sunflower family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Mountain valleys, meadows, stream canyons.
Range: Southern Oregon south along the Pacific coast to San Francisco; northern and central Sierra Nevada; western Nevada.
Conservation: Possibly extirpated in California coast ranges; species should be monitored wherever it occurs.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 26, 2016 ncrosbyrd Placer County, California, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 06, 1990 legacy.reporter (Bruce O'Hara) Carson City County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 30, 2000 legacy.reporter (Ed Ballard) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 03, 1976 legacy.reporter (Ralph Wells) Douglas County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 27, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 14, 2003 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 26, 1984 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 10, 2002 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
March 14, 2005 legacy.reporter (Andrew Warren) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 20, 2011 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 1964 legacy.reporter (David Bauer) Douglas County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 03, 1990 legacy.reporter (M. Rickard, JB Vernon) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 17, 1989 legacy.reporter (J. T. McBurney) Shasta County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 17, 1989 legacy.reporter (J. T. McBurney) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 19, 1988 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel) El Dorado County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 26, 1980 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
May 29, 1977 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
June 15, 1980 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
June 29, 1985 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) El Dorado County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
July 04, 2008 legacy.reporter (Jack Vaughn) Fresno County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
May 02, 1981 legacy.reporter (Sterling Mattoon) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
May 04, 1981 legacy.reporter (Sterling Mattoon) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
May 09, 1981 legacy.reporter (Sterling Mattoon) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
May 28, 1978 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
June 29, 1978 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
June 28, 1977 legacy.reporter (S. Peoples) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 02, 1975 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Placer County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 30, 1975 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Placer County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 21, 1995 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Mono County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
May 26, 1984 legacy.reporter (Ken Hansen) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
June 02, 1917 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Sonoma County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (J. E. Cottle) Marin County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
May 16, 1917 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Sonoma County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 05, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 24, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
June 10, 1996 legacy.reporter (Bruce & Bret Boyd) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 15, 1996 legacy.reporter (Bruce & Bret Boyd) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 11, 1996 legacy.reporter (Bruce & Bret Boyd) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 07, 1984 legacy.reporter (Richard P. Meyer) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 24, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 05, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 23, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 15, 1996 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Fresno County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 01, 1996 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 01, 1996 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 13, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
June 25, 1976 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
June 28, 1981 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 10, 1987 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details