Phaon Crescent Butterfly; Phyciodes phaon

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Phaon Crescent ~ Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Butterfly Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Butterfly Caterpillar Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Butterfly on Frogfruit Phyciodes phaon
Adult Phaon Crescent
Phaon Crescent caterpillars
Frogfruit is the larval food
or host plant
for the caterpillars.
Phaon Crescent Butterfly Caterpillar Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Butterfly Caterpillar Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Butterfly Phyciodes phaon host plant frog fruit Phyla nodiflora
Often mistakenly called 'worms'
these are immature butterflies.
The second stage of a butterfly's
complete metamorphosis.
Frogfruit is also called
Fog fruit and Matchstick plant.
Phaon Crescent Butterfly Chrysalis Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Butterfly  Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Butterfly Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent Chrysalis
mistakenly called a 'cocoon'.
Resting on its host plant
Early morning basking
in the sunshine.
Phaon Crescent butterflies are found in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.