Phyciodes mylitta

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Mylitta crescent
Phyciodes mylitta (Mylitta Crescent) (7457420058).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Phyciodes
Species: P. mylitta
Binomial name
Phyciodes mylitta
(W.H. Edwards, 1861)
  • Melitaea mylitta Edwards, 1861
  • Eresia mata Reakirt, 1866
  • Phyciodes mylittus Higgins, 1981
  • Phyciodes pallidus

Phyciodes mylitta, the Mylitta crescent or Mylitta crescentspot, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in western North America.

The wingspan is 27–32 mm. The butterfly flies from June until late July in Canada.[1]

The larvae feed on Cirsium and Carduus species.[1]


Listed alphabetically:[2]

  • P. m. arizonensis Bauer, 1975
  • P. m. arida (Skinner, 1917)
  • P. m. mexicana Hall, 1928
  • P. m. mylitta
  • P. m. thebais Godman & Salvin, 1878

Similar species[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mylitta Crescent, Butterflies of Canada
  2. ^ "Phyciodes Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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