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Taken in Tucson, AZ using a Canon Powershot SX10IS
There are about ten species of crescents in the Southwest, all characterized by a lone, silvery-white crescent near the margin of the under-side of the hind wing. Some are wetland species, while others are associated with agricultural fringes. One is likely to come across the Texan Crescent in the desert arroyos, foothill canyons, pine forest clearings and especially along major river valleys.
Males patrol for passing females up and down canyons and back and forthacross light gaps in riparian areas. Texan Crescent adults love shade on hot days and favor flowers of dogbane, buckbrush and milkweed.
Host Plant Diclptera
*Flight*March to October, sometimes later