Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1268034

Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes tharos

Observation date: August 12, 2020
Submitted by: ReverendSaul
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seemed to be attracted to my Cosmos flowers. He was between the size of a nickel and a quarter.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: August 12, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.