Pearl crescent butterfly Phyciodes tharos   Save
Pearl crescent butterfly Phyciodes tharos
Description: The pearl crescent is one of Ohio's most common butterflies and can be found in all eighty-eight counties. It is a member of the Nymphalidae (brushfooted) family, and lives in nearly any kind of wide open space, usually during the months of April to November. This species has a wingspan of 1.25 to 1.6 inches (3.2 to 4.1 cm). In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1360_1156891_034
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Nymphalidae
Places: Ohio