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Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Texan cresecent wings open DESCRIPTION: WS=1.2 - 1.6" (30-40 mm). Forewing outer margin is concave below the apex. Upper surface black with white spots; base of wings show some orangish.
Family Nymphalidae, Subfamily Nymphalinae.
NATURAL HISTORY: Adults fly all year. Males often patrol short sections of trail or wash, staying low. Larvae feed on plants in the low ancanthus family.
Texan crescent wings closed

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