Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos)

One of the Brush-Footed Butterflies. This one is female.


Larval host: Asters

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Spanish needles (Bidens alba)

My take:


Dorsal View


  1. Such a beautiful little butterfly! Your great photos really let one study their beautiful patterns.

    • Loret said:

      Thanks for your kind words, Kathy. It really is more luck than talent on the photography end 😉

      • I think it is also a good, well trained eye Loret!

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