Thoughout most of the United States, the cream-colored forewing median band will distinguish Phaon Crescents from similar species.


Moist, open areas with the foodplant.

Flight Period

Throughout warm weather.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Fogfruits (Phyla).

Other Notes

A southern crescent expanding its range northward with global warming.  

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Phyciodes phaon