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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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
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mesa 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 Montrose 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 Gunnison 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 Eagle 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 Larimer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boulder County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gilpin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Douglas County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Park County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Teller County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Elbert County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Routt 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 Elbert County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Paso County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washington County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boise County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lemhi County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Custer County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Blaine County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Elmore County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Caribou County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Oneida County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nez Perce County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Adams County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bannock County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hill County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Phillips County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chouteau County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fergus County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lewis And Clark County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Missoula County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ravalli County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Granite County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details