Fulvia Checkerspot

Chlosyne fulvia (W. H. Edwards, 1879)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Uncommon local resident

NENHP Ranking: S2S3, Tier 2

Range: The Fulvia Checkerspot is found from Arizona and New Mexico northeast into western portions of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Several broods from late April into mid-July

Larval Hostplant(s): Downy Paintbrush (Castilleja sessiliflora)

Habitat: Generally restricted to loess hills where its host plants thrive. Males hilltop, often waiting on bare ground to investigate other butterflies passing by.

Found at: Box Elder SWMA, Sidney I-80 East Rest Area

Overwintering: Half grown larvae

Similar Species: Gorgone Checkerspot

Notes: This butterfly should be sought at the Scotia Chalk Mine where its host plants are abundant

Fulvia Checkerspot, Loess Hills s of Gothenburg, Neil Dankert
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Downy Paintbrush – host plant for Fulvia Checkerspot
Fulvia Checkerspot – dorsal
Fulvia Checkerspot – ventral

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