|A. f. frisia|
|A. f. frisia
both in Cuba
Anthanassa frisia, the Cuban crescentspot, Cuban checkerspot or Cuban crescent, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. Subspecies tulcis is known by the common names pale-banded crescent or Tulcis crescent; it is treated as a species by some authors. The nominate subspecies is found in the West Indies and southern Florida, with strays to northern Florida. Subspecies tulcis is found from Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to southern Texas, strays to west Texas and southern Arizona. Other subspecies are resident to South America.
The wingspan of subspecies frisia is 32–45 mm. Adults are on wing most of the year in southern Florida and throughout the year in the tropics. Subspecies tulcis has a wingspan of 32–35 mm. Adults are on wing from May to November in southern Texas.
- Anthanassa frisia frisia (Cuba, Jamaica)
- Anthanassa frisia hermas (Brazil (Pernambuco, Bahia, São Paulo, Mato Grosso), Paraguay, northern Argentina, Ecuador)
- Anthanassa frisia taeniata (Ecuador, western Peru)
- Anthanassa frisia dubia (coasts of Venezuela and Colombia)
- Anthanassa frisia tulcis (Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Guatemala to Panama)
- Cuban crescent at Butterflies and Moths of North America
- Tulcis crescent at Butterflies and Moths of North America
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