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Silvery Checkerspot

Chlosyne nycteis

Description:

Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 inches (3.5 - 5.1 cm).

Habitat:

Streamsides, meadows, forest openings. Caterpillar Hosts: Many different composites including black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia), sunflowers (Helianthus), and wingstem (Actinomeris alternifolia). Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of red clover, common milkweed, and dogbane.


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3 Comments

ScottLewis
ScottLewis 7 years ago

Thanks! I'm particularly fond of these too. :) The series may look a bit random. But all of these pics were taken at the same time, within about 20 feet of each other.

Pochempie
Pochempie 7 years ago

Beautifull!!

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

Beautiful! I love the harmony

ScottLewis
Spotted by
ScottLewis

Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.15, Long: -78.56

Spotted on Jul 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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