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Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) - 02
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Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) - 02
(Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) - 02) This enlarged photo of this pearl crescent butterfly does show the right antennal knob to be darker, indicating that this could be a male pearl crescent.   In this photo, we can also see "feather-like structures" extending out from the thorax and sweeping back along the abdomen on top of the wings.  We couldn't find any information about these structures in the literature; perhaps one of our readers could assist us with this.  Please refer to "glf-butterfly-pcrescent2" when writing.  This butterfly also seems to be covered with pollen grains, possibly from asters, which were in bloom and are their host plant.
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