Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240219

Mylitta Crescent
Phyciodes mylitta

Observation date: June 29, 2019
Submitted by: gasigr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Meadow off Soda Mountain Road. Wingspan 1 and 1/2 inch. This is the same specimen as sighting 1240121. I included two new photos highlighting the orange antennal knobs. They are not obvious in the original photos as the antennae dried on edge relative to the specimen. Also, this specimen seems to have an indented forewing margin outline. My understanding is field crescents are rounded in their outline. Certainly don’t want to turn the specimen into something it isn’t, but wanted to clarify the above. Thank-you for all your help.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 09, 2019
Coordinator notes: To see what orseis looks like in Oregon, go to the Butterflies of America website and look under Phyciodes orseis orseis, they are quite different than this. Field Crescents can have black or orange antennae. Having an orange tipped antennae is not the same as a full orange antennae-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Jackson County