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Northern Crescent - Phyciodes cocyta
[Northern Crescent image]
Northern Crescent - Mt. Uniacke, NS - 2002-07-06
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Common.

Flight Period
First brood: mid-June to late August; second brood early September to late September.

Habitat
Almost everywhere that asters grow - roadsides, meadows

Larval Foodplants
Asters (Aster sp.).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
This species was once lumped with the Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) but has recently been split. Some authors refer to it as the "Northern Pearl Crescent".

Northern Crescent - Chebucto Head, 2012-07-15
Northern Crescent - in copulo - Chebucto Head - 2012-07-15
2012-07-15
Photo © Peter Payzant
Northern Crescent - Roaches Pond Park, NS, 2008-07-17
Northern Crescent - Roaches Pond Park, NS - 2008-07-17
2008-07-17
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Crescent - N.S., 2004-07-13
Northern Crescent - N.S. - 2004-07-13
2004-07-13
Photo © Peter Payzant
Northern Crescent - Apple River, NS, 2012-06-27
Northern Crescent - Apple River, NS - 2012-06-27
2012-06-27
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Northern Crescent - Pugwash, 2014-07-07
Northern Crescent - Female - Pugwash - 2014-07-07
2014-07-07
Photo © Dan Rolfe
Northern Crescent - Gullivers Cove, NS, 2015-06-20
Northern Crescent - Gullivers Cove, NS - 2015-06-20
2015-06-20
Photo © Julie Potton