Species Page: Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Gorgone Checkerspot

Chlosyne gorgone (Hubner, [1810])

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Occasional/common resident

NENHP Rank: Not listed

Range: This species occupies a large swath across central North America from central Alberta south to eastern Texas and east to Wisconsin and Georgia. It is found statewide in Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Mainly sunflowers but coneflowers and ragweed are also utilized.

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods from late April into October. Most numerous in the spring.

Overwintering: reportedly as partially grown larvae but April records might suggest as pupae as well.

Habitat: Prairies and weedy areas as well as urban environments.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 3/4 inches

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Similar Species: Silvery Checkerspot