Species Page: Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)

Texan Crescent

Anthanassa texana (W. H. Edwards, 1863)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Uncommon stray

NENHP Rank: Not listed

Range: Resident in the southern United States, straying north from there.

Larval Hostplant(s): Larvae feed on several Amaranths, none of which is found in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Throughout the year in its home range. Most Nebraska records are from late summer.

Overwintering: Does not survive temperate winters.

Habitat: Most frequently found at nectar in a variety of habitats.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 7/8 inches

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Similar Species: None