Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1321903

Painted Crescent
Phyciodes picta

Observation date: March 31, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Small crescents have appeared within the extensive Bermuda-grass habitat along the east bank of the Rio Grande. Several individuals were observed and photographed hiding in and perching on the dried grass blades; a few were nectaring from water speedwell flowers. This day was warm, breezy, and under bright sun.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 05, 2022
Coordinator notes: thank you, Jim!!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County