Mexico, USA & Canada
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
Phyciodes pulchella, British Columbia,
tribe Melitaeini is of worldwide distribution. It includes the
Crescents and Checkerspots of North America, and also many familiar
European species such as the Marsh and Heath Fritillaries.
Phyciodes comprises of 11 species,
distributed variously from Canada to Guatemala.
is found in British Columbia, Alberta and the western states of the
This species breeds
in a wide range of mid-elevation habitats including damp meadows,
open dry fields and grasslands, glades and clearings in deciduous or
coniferous woodlands, roadsides etc.
foodplant in California is believed to be
Symphyotrichum but other genera of Asteraceae may be used
imbibe mineralised moisture from damp ground. Both sexes nectar at