Attributes of Phyciodes pallida

Pale Crescent
Phyciodes pallida (W.H. Edwards, 1864)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is pale orange; dark markings are reduced, especially on hindwing. Forewing both above and below with dark spot at center of inner margin. Underside is yellow with red-brown markings; crescent on hindwing is white.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 5/8 inches (3.5 - 4.1 cm).
Life History: Males perch in canyons to wait for females; only rarely do they patrol ridges. Females lay eggs in large groups on underside of host plant leaves; caterpillars eat leaves.
Flight: One flight from April-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Thistles (Cirsium) in the sunflower family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Valleys, dry streambeds, dry fields.
Range: Central British Columbia southeast in the Rocky Mountains to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado; south to Oregon, Utah, Nevada, and northern Arizona.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 03, 2014 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Montana, United States November 25, 2014 Details
April 19, 2002 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 01, 2012 Christian.Nunes Boulder County, Colorado, United States July 21, 2012 Details
July 08, 2010 pcastrovillo Valley County, Idaho, United States March 20, 2012 Details
July 16, 2011 pcastrovillo Idaho County, Idaho, United States March 12, 2012 Details
June 25, 2011 pcastrovillo Washington County, Idaho, United States February 08, 2012 Details
June 16, 1980 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 15, 1964 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 22, 2010 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States January 23, 2011 Details
June 17, 1972 legacy.reporter (James A. Scott) White Pine County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 16, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Madison County, Montana, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 19, 2002 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 12, 1975 legacy.reporter (J.A. Legge) Montrose County, Colorado, United States October 29, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garfield County, Washington, United States August 14, 2008 Details
July 07, 2003 legacy.reporter (Gary Lawson) Carbon County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 11, 2007 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Deer Lodge County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 23, 2005 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Jefferson County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 01, 2007 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Park County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 04, 2004 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Silver Bow County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 12, 2007 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Stillwater County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
July 22, 2002 legacy.reporter (Dick and Freddie Thompson) Teton County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 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 Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Moffat County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rio Blanco County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garfield County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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