Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Tulcis Crescent
Anthanassa tulcis

Observation date: January 25, 2017
Submitted by: tomnix
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed nectaring along with many other species on tepeguaje. Unseasonably warm day, with temperatures +/- 20 degrees above normal
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: February 09, 2017
Coordinator notes: See photos and description of Chestnut and Pale-Banded (Tulcis) Crescents in "A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America", pp. 216-17. The cream-colored band on the hindwing and the pale spot along the forewing inner margin toward the wing base indicate A. tulcis. Chestnut Crescent band would be white and this spot missing. SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Hidalgo County