Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

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

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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Members' Notes:

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Positive

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.

Positive

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.