Phaon Crescent
Butterflies
Phyciodes phaon
I saw this Phaon Crescent Butterfly sip nectar from this Yellow Wood Sorrel flower (but it rolled up its proboscis before I clicked the picture:)
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Yellow Wood Sorrel Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Once in a while I notice these Phaon Crescent Butterflies in my yard, and I see them here and there, but they're so fast I never get to watch them for very long. This one paused briefly to sip nectar from this Spanish Needles flower, and was gone so fast I'm not sure which way it flew when it left.
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
These Phaon Crescent butterflies are supposed to use Phyla nodiflora as their host plant. The more I learn, the more I like that plant! I wonder how much I'll like it after I get done crawling through it looking for tiny caterpillars? First I need to find a spot where there are lots of Phaon Crescent Butterflies, then I'll crawl through the Phyla nodiflora (again.. I'm still looking for White Peacock Butterfly caterpillars on it too.)
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly nectars on a Spanish Needles Flower
Phaon Crescent Butterfly
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