Texan Crescent Butterfly

Texan crescent butterfly (male) photographed by Jeff Zablow at the National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX

She was one of many Texan Crescent Butterflies that we met in the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas near the border wall. Most of the other folks had seen these Texans many times before. Not me. Every one I saw, I approached, looking to see if he or she were fresh and complete.

I might have seen Texans before, in Mississippi or in the Florida Panhandle, but those encounters were brief and earned not a single exposure. This time I met them with certainty, and I can say that I was very excited to finally 100% meet these wingedbeauties.

Jeff, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in December 2017, having FUN.