Appearance: Above, orange with black reticulations (a pattern or arrangement of interlacing lines resembling a net). Below, forewing pale orange and yellow with brown markings. Hindwing, pale yellow with variable brown patches in the margin area, sometimes obscuring the marginal crescent.
Size: Small; 1 to 1 3/8 inches
Habitat: May be seen in gardens, roadsides and woodland edges, but more likely seen along paths near stream courses and moist areas
Season: April to May and October to November; 1-3 broods
Larval Foodplant: Asters
Did You Know…
Pearl Crescents are widespread and geographically and seasonably variable. In addition, in some areas they may hybridize with the quite similar Northern Crescent. Therefore, they can present an ID problem for the casual (and not so casual) observer.
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