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'The Butterflies of Fishermaiden'
Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta) 

 Photos taken at Fishermaiden Lake
 Purcell Mountains, British Columbia, Canada 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digital Photography by Elaine Sell Prefontaine 
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''Butterfly Haven'
Fishermaiden Lake, Purcell Mountains, British Columbia, Canada 
Digital Photo, September 



 

 


Nature Notes



Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta) 

Wingspan:  1-1/8" to 1-1/2"

Host Plants:  Thistles

Reproduction:  Eggs are deposited on the underside of the host plant leaves.   Caterpillars live in small silken nests and partially grown caterpillars may hibernate.  Two broods from April to September.

Range:  From the Rocky Mountains of Southern British Columbia, down to Mexico through Washington, Oregon and California.

 




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