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

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

















Digital Photography by Elaine Sell Prefontaine 















''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.



Digital Photography by Elaine Sell Prefontaine 

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