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Variable Checkerspot

Euphydryas chalcedona

Description:

So many variations in one species! I think this is the Variable but am not 100% sure. It does have a lot of black. I love the red lines on the body of the butterfly but could not find these on the photos in my butterfly book. Also love the glowing antennae.

Habitat:

Wildflower meadows on Blackwall Peak, Manning Park, Cascade Mountain Range, BC. At an elevation of about 1800 m.

Notes:

There is a lot of confusion among lepidopterists about the checkerspots like this one. Similar species is Edith's Checkerspot

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6 Comments

Thanks Bhagya!

Thanks Marta!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

nice capture

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Beautiful pattern!

Thanks, Hema!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely! Looks custom tailored!

KathleenMcEachern
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KathleenMcEachern

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on Jul 18, 2014

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