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Pearl Crescent Butterfly

I’ve used the ButterfliesandMoths.org website to help identify this butterfly where the Pearl Crescent description starts off:

Identification: Quite variable.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly
Pearl Crescent Butterfly

The other factors of size (Wing Span: 1 1/4 – 1 3/4 inches (3.2 – 4.5 cm), habitat and range seem to fit, so I give this as a probably ID.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly
Pearl Crescent Butterfly

I regret that I didn’t notice the water drops on the blade of grass at the time and get a better composition. However, I had just narrowly avoided stepping on a large black snake and I wasn’t keen on moving into the tall grass.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly
Pearl Crescent Butterfly

March 26, 2020
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC