Attributes of Chlosyne gorgone

Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone (Hübner, [1810])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is orange with black markings; hindwing with submarginal row of solid black spots. Underside of hindwing has a zigzag pattern of brown and white bands and a median band of white chevrons.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Males perch or patrol to find females. Females lay eggs in clusters on underside of host plant leaves. Caterpillars eat leaves; young caterpillars feed in groups. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood in the north from July-August, two broods in the central part of the range from May-September, three broods in the south from April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Several plants in the Asteraceae including sunflower (Helianthus) and crosswort (Lysimachia) species.
Adult Food: Nectar, especially from yellow flowers.
Habitat: Open areas including ridges, prairies, streamsides, open hardwood forests, old fields, forest edges.
Range: Alberta east to southwest Manitoba and southern Ontario; south through the Great Plains to central New Mexico, central Texas, Louisiana, and central Georgia. Isolated populations in the Appalachians and the east slope of the Rocky Mountains.
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.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 22, 2015 CA Ivy Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States July 23, 2015 Details
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June 14, 2015 Brett Budach Camden County, Missouri, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 aarongunnar Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States June 10, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States June 06, 2015 Details
July 25, 2010 Gordilly Douglas County, Nebraska, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 azukoff Finney County, Kansas, United States May 13, 2015 Details
May 05, 2015 sseagrave Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States May 06, 2015 Details
May 12, 2012 Laurie Sheppard Grayson County, Texas, United States April 02, 2015 Details
August 05, 2014 lanaerench Ellsworth County, Kansas, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 mhudson26 Finney County, Kansas, United States July 26, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 Sara Gardner Blow Anderson County, Kansas, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States July 14, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 rseidler Howard County, Arkansas, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 03, 2014 CA Ivy Franklin County, Arkansas, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 14, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States June 01, 2014 Details
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April 26, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States April 26, 2014 Details
April 19, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States April 19, 2014 Details
June 25, 2013 tclapp Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States February 02, 2014 Details
July 20, 2013 jim8435wisc Calumet County, Wisconsin, United States September 17, 2013 Details
September 15, 2013 Dave Rintoul Riley County, Kansas, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 05, 2013 Details
June 20, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States June 20, 2013 Details
June 13, 2013 CA Ivy Franklin County, Arkansas, United States June 13, 2013 Details
June 05, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States June 12, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 11, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 05, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 aarongunnar Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States June 03, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 CA Ivy Franklin County, Arkansas, United States May 30, 2013 Details
May 30, 2013 rseidler Vernon Parish, Louisiana, United States May 30, 2013 Details
August 22, 2009 tjantscher Iowa, United States May 05, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States May 01, 2013 Details
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July 28, 2012 gunhilda Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States August 06, 2012 Details
June 30, 2012 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 05, 2012 Details
August 07, 2011 Shane Patterson Jasper County, Iowa, United States May 17, 2012 Details
July 12, 2011 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 13, 2011 Details
June 11, 2011 MrLiZarD Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States July 12, 2011 Details
May 09, 2011 Julius Polk County, Tennessee, United States May 10, 2011 Details
May 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 14, 2001 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 18, 2001 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 12, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 16, 2002 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details