Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333541

Painted Crescent
Phyciodes picta

Observation date: July 18, 2022
Submitted by: twofried
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Well, calling these Painted instead of Field Crescent because the VHW looks very plain cream colored. Healthy flight with dozens at the small pull off.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: good diagnosis. The riverside area produces Painted but not Field, which occurs at higher elevations. quite the party!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County