Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1373135

Painted Crescent
Phyciodes picta

Observation date: October 15, 2023
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Dark-colored crescent nectaring from Baccharis flowers along the Rio Grande. Several of this species are active daily, mostly perched on Bermuda-grass and sometimes the only species observed. The mid-day was warm, windy, and under full sun.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: October 19, 2023
Coordinator notes: yes, rather dark, but within the range for Painted; maybe a seasonal variation.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County