Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1144885

Pale Crescent
Phyciodes pallida

Observation date: August 31, 2017
Submitted by: Aaron Hulsey
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly was perched next to Soldier Creek in Sioux County Nebraska. Based on the field marks it seems to be a Mylitta Crescent but seems to be out of range so I was hoping someone with more experience could verify that that's what this is. I'm just beginning to learn butterflies. Sorry for the image quality, it was taken with my phone.
Status: Stray
Verified by: kking216
Verified date: October 24, 2017
Coordinator notes: While Mylitta Crescent does have striking similarity to this species it is extremely unlikely to have strayed so far. However, the Pale Crescent, especially when worn would also have this wing pattern and has been seen in this area before.
Checklist region(s): Sioux County, United States, Nebraska