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Monday, October 19, 2015

Macro Monday {Checkered}

Vesta Crescent or Vesta Crescentspot (Phyciodes vesta)

Shot at Garner State Park on June 1, 2015

Note: One of my field guides, copyright 2012, lists "Phyciodes vesta" and has this exact butterfly pattern pictured. However, upon further research with another butterfly I snapped (and had difficulty identifying), I believe the correct classification is "Phyciodes graphica". The common name (Vesta Crescent) is still the same. Yes, I wasted bandwidth. But, at least, I feel better about the identification of this butterfly.