Arachne Checkerspot

Polydryas arachne
True Brushfoots

Appearance: Above, brownish orange with black markings and sometimes a lighter median band. Below, orange with whitebands, the white median band has rows with varying numbers of black spots. The abdomen is black with orange bands. The eyes are blue-gray.

Size: Small; 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 inches

Habitat: Grasslands and mountain meadows

Season: Spring to fall; 1-2 broods

Larval Foodplant: Beardstongue

Did You Know…
Males are avid hilltoppers. This species is closely related to and may be conspecific with the Dotted Checkerspot.

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