Subject: Butterfly and goldenroad
Location: Troy, VA
October 24, 2016 4:16 pm
I saw this very late visitor to the few goldenrod flowers still blooming. I’m not sure what it is, but thought you might like it for your goldenrod meadow.
Signature: Grace Pedalino
Your Crescent Butterfly in the genus Phyciodes nectaring on Goldenrod is an excellent addition to our Goldenrod Meadow tag. According to BugGuide: “Nearctica lists 18 species” in the genus, and though we are inclined to believe this is a Pearl Crescent, we really are unable at this time to verify that species identification with any assurance.