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Silvery Checkerspot

Chlosyne nycteis


Wingspan approximately 3 cm. Yellow-orange with black markings and white crescents along the wing margins. Note the row of white spots ringed with black on the hindwings. The antennae are striped black and white with orange tips on the antennae clubs.


Mixed deciduous woods.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot - Chlosyne nycteis - BugGuide.Net

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Doren B
Doren B 8 years ago

Thank you, bayucca. I see your point.

I mistakenly assumed that the orange on the antenna clubs was distinctive to the P. cocyta.

bayucca 8 years ago

Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Melitaeini, so smae as Phyciodes. But looking at the markings, I only know 1 species with these white spots on the hindwing: Chlosyne nycteis. Please, check yourself. What do you think?
Phyciodes cocyta for comparison:

Doren B
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Doren B

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2016
Submitted on Jun 7, 2016

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