Patches, Crescents & Checkers
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Crimson Patch

Crimson Patch (Chlosyne janais) - ventral


Crimson Patch

Crimson Patch (Chlosyne janais) - very fresh


Bordered Patch

Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)


Bordered Patch

Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)

Black Bordered Patch

The black morph of a western subspecies of Bordered Patch,
Chlosyne lacinia crocale, at Utopia Oct. 19, 2012.
This form of this subspecies is rare east of the Pecos River.
Thanks to Charles Bordelon for confirmation and info.


Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)


Silvery Checkerspot     Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot (ventral) - (Chlosyne nycteis)


Theona Checkerspot

Theona Checkerspot (Thessalia theona)


Theona Checkerspot

Theona Checkerspot (Thessalia theona) - ventral


Elada Checkerspot     Elada Checkerspot

Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)
(per USGS site: 1st Bandera Co. documented record)


Crescent sp.

Crescent sp. (Phyciodes tharos (prob.))(Probably Pearl)


Crescent sp.

Crescent sp. (Vesta) (Phyciodes graphica)
Bandera Co. - May '04


Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescents (Phyciodes phaon)(pair)


winter form Phaon Crescent

A black and white (rare, winter) form of the Phaon Crescent
(Phyciodes phaon) at Utopia on December 1, 2012.
This is the only one of these I have seen.

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