The Pearl Crescent is a very common butterfly in the eastern United States. It is also one of the hardest butterflies to identify with certainty, because of two very similar looking cousins, the Northern and Tawny Crescents. I’m hoping I picked the right one with this ID 😉
They love to inhabit woodland edges, roadsides, and open fields. I saw this one at Illinois State Beach.
They usually have two broods a season. The first occurs from early May through early July, with the second brood occurring in August through mid September.
This one was enjoying some clover.
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