Rockslide Checkerspot

Chlosyne whitneyi
True Brushfoots

Appearance: Above, pale brown-orange with black markings; variable. Below, dull white with an orange postmedian spot band and orange basal spots.

Size: Small; 1 3/16 to 1 1/2 inches

Habitat: Alpine scree and rockslides above treeline

Season: One Flight; summer

Larval Foodplant: Fleabane

Did You Know…
This is the only Checkerspot (Chlosyne) normally found above timberline

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