Chlosyne fulvia (W. H. Edwards, 1879)
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