Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1355740

Texan Crescent
Anthanassa texana

Observation date: April 25, 2023
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Crescent defending territory including a three-leaf sumac shrub used for perching and displaying. A few other Texan crescents were also present along La Cueva Trail of the Organ Mountains and also using sumac shrubs or branches devoid of leaves as perching/displaying sites. The day was sunny, warm, and windy, although perch sites were shielded from the wind and dappled with shade from taller vegetation.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 16, 2023
Coordinator notes: thank you!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County