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Phyciodes cocyta

Phyciodes cocyta

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Nymphalinae
Tribus: Melitaeini
Subtribus: Phyciodina
Genus: Phyciodes
Species: Phyciodes cocyta
Subspecies: P. c. arenacolor – P. c. cocyta – P. c. diminutor – P. c. incognitus – P. c. pascoensis – P. c. selenis

Phyciodes cocyta (Cramer, [1777])

Papilio cocyta Cramer, [1777] (original combination)

Phyciodes cocyta, the northern crescent, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the Nearctic realm.

The wingspan is 32–38 mm. The butterfly flies from June to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Asteraceae species.
Similar species

Phyciodes batesii – tawny crescent
Phyciodes tharos – pearl crescent

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