Species Page: Fulvia Checkerspot (Chlosyne fulvia)

Fulvia Checkerspot

Chlosyne fulvia (W. H. Edwards, 1879)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Uncommon local resident

NENHP Rank: S2S3 Tier 2

Range: The Fulvia Checkerspot is found from Arizona and New Mexico northeast into western portions of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. In Nebraska it is found most often in the southwestern portion of the state.

Larval Hostplant(s): Various Paintbrushes, Downy Paintbrush (Castilleja sessiliflora) in Nebraska.

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

Overwintering: As half grown larvae.

Habitat: Generally restricted to loess hills where its hostplants thrive.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 15/16 inches

Found at: Box Elder SWMA, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Crescent Lake NWR, Sidney I-80 East Rest Stop.

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