Pearl Crescent

bob_71(z7 MD)August 3, 2011

For some reason, most Pearl Crescents are worn and ragged when I see them in my yard. This week I had a fresh specimen visit and it ended up on my Black-Eyed Susan.

Bob

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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Love the photos!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 1:14PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

More beautiful pictures by Bob!
I love those pearl crescents!
Sherry

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 1:18PM
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caterwallin

Very pretty, Bob! Rudbeckia/Black-eyed Susan is the plant that I see them nectaring on the most, and I see that they like yours too.
Cathy

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 3:05PM
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bob_71(z7 MD)

Thanks to all three of you for your kind comments!

Bob

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 4:05PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

I just love pearl crescents! Their colors are so intricate and fascinating, including the undersides. One day I hope to raise some, but, I've never found any cats.
Here's two pictures I took of a pearl crescent that wouldn't leave this coneflower -


Sherry

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 4:43PM
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wifey2mikey(7a Tulsa, OK)

After complaining about so little activity in the garden, I went outside and discovered I had one visit my basil today...


~Laura

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 7:12PM
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Ament(5a SD)

I love the pictures guys, one question though. How do I link images like that so folks don't have to click a link? lol Feel silly having to ask that. But I have a picture of a moth I took a few yrs ago I want to share, to find out what it was. :) And it's easier to post the image so everyone can see it, versus a link that everyone has to click.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 12:32AM
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wifey2mikey(7a Tulsa, OK)

I just recently learned myself...

I have mine uploaded to www.photobucket.com and then once you upload the pictures, there is an html code that appears in a drop down menu when you place your cursor over your picture. All you have to do is copy and paste that html code into your butterfly forums message and Wa-La! Picture!

~Laura

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 11:32AM
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Ament(5a SD)

Thanks Laura, I'll have to try that next time I get a picture, or I can try with a moth I have a picture of. We were on a trip to texas and in one of the stops we came out to find this moth on the windshield. :)

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 4:19PM
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jrcagle(z7 MD)

Beautiful pictures, guys.

The Pearl has a summer form (seen in all the pics above) and a spring form that is more heavily marked.

Here's a pic from Montgomery Co, TX 6/11/2007:

Pearl Crescent, spring form (Phyciodes tharos)

To add to the fun, there is a Mimic Pearl Crescent, recently described: larger, and males have orange on the underside of the antennal club. I've suspected a couple of individuals in the yard of being Mimics, but I have no proof.

Jeff

Here is a link that might be useful: Mimic Crescent

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 8:06PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

That's so interesting, Jeff!
Periodically, I see a PC that looks a little different, but I just figure it's a normal variation or something.
Do you think this one might be a mimic?

Sherry

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 9:45PM
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jrcagle(z7 MD)

No clear idea.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 10:51PM
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