Pearl Crescents


Tiny Pearl Crescent butterflies enjoying our purple salvia.



I compelled to do a pesky green red car report since my MX-5 is averaging 42.5 mpg (18.07 kpl) after driving 320.3 miles (515.47 kilometers). That’s the best average gas mileage so far, which included a lot of stop and go traffic (all the public schools and universities are back in session), plus I drove to three different schools in different parts of town on this tank of gas.


34 thoughts on “Pearl Crescents

  1. Hi, Tim. These images of the butterflies on the salvia bring back a lot of good memories. πŸ™‚
    Seeing you enjoying your green red car so much is such fun.

    • Thanks, Robin. The range maps show they are found from the Dakotas south through Texas and to the east, with a small range along the US/Mexico border from New Mexico to California. The range maps don’t show them this far north in New Mexico, but we get a lot of pearl crescents in the Rio Grand Valley. If you live in a western state, that’s why you haven’t seen them. If you are in the mid-west or east it’s only by chance you haven’t seen them.

  2. Hi Tim, beautiful photos. Although I found myself lost about the red green car. Is it a manual, RPM’s and such? I haven’t a clue! Hoping all is well with you, Laurie and the gang. ~ Mia πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Mia. The green red car is in reference to my new Mazda Miata MX-5, in Soul red, I got at the end of June. It gets terrific gas mileage, so I have to brag about it. I’m probably driving people nuts with my green red car updates.

      • Oh, okay. I didn’t know if it was a reference to “stop and or go”, you know “green red”. Thank you for taking the time to explain it, and congratulations on your new Mazda Miata MX-5! Red is such a fun color, I’ve been appropriating it more and more these days. Enjoy!!!

  3. Gorgeous butterflies. I’ve seen more species on this blog than my whole life of butterflies added up.
    Your car may have fab gas mileage, but the butterflies have great le gasp mileage!

    • Thanks, Resa. The butterflies get a lot of mileage out of the nectar, given many of them do international migrations.

    • Thanks, Lavinia. I’m really enjoying the car. Since I have to commute, and it’s usually only me. A fun car that gets great mileage is perfect.

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