Crescent spot


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(Zool.) any butterfly of the family Melitæidæ having crescent-shaped white spots along the margins of the red or brown wings.

See also: Spot

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It's hard, even for them, at first to identify all our local swallowtails, sulphurs, coppers, elfins, hairstreaks, fritillaries, skippers, duskywings, sootywings, admirals, viceroys, Baltimores, crescent spots, commas, question marks, mourning cloaks, harvesters, painted ladies, satyrs, wood nymphs and dozens of other nectar-sipping, flitting flower-worshippers.