Species Page: Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)

Phaon Crescent

Phyciodes phaon (W. H. Edwards, 1864)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Uncommon breeding stray

NENHP Rank: Not listed

Range: This species is at home from Guatemala north to southern portions of the United States, from where it strays north. In Nebraska records are few, but are widespread.

Larval Hostplant(s): Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata).

Broods/Flight Times: Flies all year in southern Texas and Florida. In Nebraska early arriving females may produce three broods. Nebraska records are from 28 May – 23 September.

Overwintering: Not in our area.

Habitat: They are usually found on shorelines, riverbanks or low areas where their host plants thrive.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/2 inches

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Similar Species: Other Crescents