Attributes of Chlosyne acastus

Sagebrush Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus (W.H. Edwards, 1874)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is checkered black, orange-brown, and orange; hindwing has a dark wing base and a light median band. Underside of hindwing has pearly white spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2 inches (3.9 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Males perch and sometimes patrol in gulches for females. Eggs are laid in batches on underside of host plant leaves and sometimes on flower buds. Caterpillars eat leaves and flowers, and feed together in groups. Third- and fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate under rocks; some diapause for months and maybe years to survive bad weather.
Flight: Two broods from June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) and aster (Machaeranthera) in the sunflower family (Asteraceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands, dry gulches.
Range: Eastern North Dakota west to eastern Washington, south to New Mexico, southern Arizona, and eastern California.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported. Note:This butterfly includes several subspecies including neomoegeni.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
April 19, 2016 MAKI Inyo County, California, United States April 26, 2016 Details
April 05, 2016 philohela Clark County, Nevada, United States April 06, 2016 Details
March 27, 2016 OhioHick Inyo County, California, United States April 06, 2016 Details
November 28, 2015 opiliones Inyo County, California, United States December 09, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States December 07, 2015 Details
May 30, 2012 carlakish Coconino County, Arizona, United States September 24, 2015 Details
March 24, 2015 icosahedron Inyo County, California, United States August 15, 2015 Details
March 21, 2015 opiliones San Bernardino County, California, United States April 01, 2015 Details
September 12, 2014 coreyk Clark County, Nevada, United States December 04, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 Doug Backlund Stanley County, South Dakota, United States July 23, 2014 Details
April 17, 2014 joeschelling Grant County, New Mexico, United States April 25, 2014 Details
March 19, 2014 opiliones Clark County, Nevada, United States March 21, 2014 Details
June 18, 2013 ChrisVH Teton County, Wyoming, United States June 24, 2013 Details
June 10, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 17, 1984 legacy.reporter (R. Robertson) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 1984 legacy.reporter (O. Shields-R. Wells) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 17, 1984 legacy.reporter (O. Shields-R Wells) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 29, 1986 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Mineral County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 09, 1997 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon-R. Langston) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1996 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 01, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 14, 2005 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 09, 2002 legacy.reporter (Paul Thompson) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 04, 2002 legacy.reporter (Paul Thompson) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 10, 2012 opiliones Clark County, Nevada, United States November 21, 2012 Details
March 29, 2003 opiliones Clark County, Nevada, United States October 16, 2012 Details
March 29, 2003 opiliones Clark County, Nevada, United States October 16, 2012 Details
June 07, 2012 carrie.munill Baker County, Oregon, United States June 19, 2012 Details
June 10, 2012 carrie.munill Baker County, Oregon, United States June 19, 2012 Details
May 26, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States June 04, 2012 Details
May 13, 2005 pcastrovillo Owyhee County, Idaho, United States January 29, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 03, 1975 legacy.reporter (R. H. Leuschener) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1996 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
March 03, 1963 legacy.reporter (Anna Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 07, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 14, 1934 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 11, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 13, 1965 legacy.reporter (Anna Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 20, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 24, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 05, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 20, 1965 legacy.reporter (Anna Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 02, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 11, 1965 legacy.reporter (Anna Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 03, 1961 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
November 02, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
March 29, 2010 RaisingButterflies.org Washington County, Utah, United States October 13, 2011 Details