Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Phaon Crescent

Not often seen here in SW Florida, but recently "locally abundant" in Venice (Maxine Barritt Park), the Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon) is difficult to photograph as it's wings appear "fuzzy."

Luckily I happened on a brood nectaring on patches of Beggars Tick (Bidens alba).

Beggars Tick (also called Spanish Needle locally) is one of our better nectaring plants, but seen as a weed by most folks...and summarily pulled up or sprayed.


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