Pearl Crescent,  Phyciodes tharos  <LEP97>


     A familiar butterfly, known for its habit of flying out at other insects.  It frequently visits mud and flowers.  Here it is shown taking nectar from showy daisy.  The amount of blackish marking varies with sex and season, but the open orange middles of the wings typify most Pearl Crescents.  Frequently seen in sunny, flowery places during summer.