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Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Chlosyne
Species: nycteis

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Lula, Georgia
Benton, Kentucky
Lincoln, Nebraska
Cincinnati, Ohio
Stilwell, Oklahoma
Fort Worth, Texas
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Member Notes:

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Positive melody On Jun 30, 2007, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:

The black bristly caterpillars feed on members of the Asteraceae family. The adults fly June through August. found mostly in eastern North America.

Positive Sheila_FW On Sep 7, 2007, Sheila_FW from Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a) wrote:

Very friendly busy little butterfly. They love my Blue Mistflower and the Cosmos.
I had black caterpillars devour one stalk of my Frostweed plant (Verbesina virginica) in Aug 2007. Not sure what they were, I took a few and caged them. I kept fresh leaves in the cage and eventually they formed chrysalis and then eclosed early Sept. After release it stayed around long enough to get photographed.


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