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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)


  • BND: Texan Crescent; Anthanassa texana (W. H. Edwards, 1863)
  • BNA: Texan Crescent; Phyciodes texana
  • NDC: ANTE
  • Habitat: Deserts; a Central American/southwestern species with occasional range extensions into the northern states
  • Larval food: Acanthaceae
  • Adult flight: Multiple broods within normal range; a rare late summer stray in ND
  • References: Royer 134, Ferris & Brown 316, Scott 315
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