Attributes of Chlosyne nycteis

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Chlosyne nycteis (Doubleday, [1847])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is pale yellow-orange with dark borders and markings. Hindwing above and below has some white-centered submarginal spots; hindwing below is pale with a large white crescent at the margin.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 inches (3.5 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Males perch and patrol all day in open areas. Females lay eggs in batches of about 100 on the underside of host plant leaves. Young caterpillars move in groups as they skeletonize leaves. Partially-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood in the north from June-July, two broods in remainder of range from May-September. Possibly three to four broods in the Deep South and Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many different composites including black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia), sunflowers (Helianthus), and wingstem (Actinomeris alternifolia).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of red clover, common milkweed, and dogbane.
Habitat: Moist, somewhat open places including streamsides, meadows, forest openings.
Range: Maritime Provinces west to southeast Saskatchewan; south through Wyoming and Colorado to central Arizona, southern New Mexico, south-central Texas, and Mississippi.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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July 09, 2016 fragglecat Texas, Travis County, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 lostpineslife Bastrop County, Texas, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 23, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 David Allen Jones Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 28, 2012 Pierre Howard Douglas County, Georgia, United States July 09, 2016 Details
July 28, 2012 Pierre Howard Douglas County, Georgia, United States July 09, 2016 Details
July 28, 2012 Pierre Howard Douglas County, Georgia, United States July 09, 2016 Details
May 09, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States July 08, 2016 Details
June 14, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 05, 2016 Details
May 18, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 stephen stedman Crockett County, Tennessee, United States July 03, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 curtis.lehman Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States July 03, 2016 Details
May 16, 2016 Allen Belden Buckingham County, Virginia, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 CrowWing8 Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 trinectes Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 12, 2016 Details
September 16, 2014 Pierre Howard Grady County, Georgia, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 hiker96 Platte County, Missouri, United States June 09, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County June 05, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 CA Ivy Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 Doug Bruce Loudon County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2016 Details
May 21, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2016 Details
May 22, 2016 CA Ivy Benton County, Arkansas, United States May 23, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States May 16, 2016 Details
May 08, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 10, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 dpgbfly1 Kanabec County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 07, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 06, 2011 kaliqn Buffalo County, Wisconsin, United States January 26, 2016 Details
May 28, 2012 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States January 07, 2016 Details
September 17, 2014 Pierre Howard Grady County, Georgia, United States December 21, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 J_Martineau Chisago County, Minnesota, United States December 17, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 10, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 Doug Bruce Perry County, Tennessee, United States September 10, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 theresaawilson Jefferson County, Indiana, United States August 31, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Morquinn Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 10, 2015 Tagnrocky Hamilton County, Indiana, United States August 15, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 Melinda Fawver Robertson County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 Doug Bruce Sumner County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Doug Bruce Maury County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 inthelikeness Comanche County, Texas, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Doug Bruce Clay County, Tennessee, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Doug Bruce Pickett County, Tennessee, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 11, 2010 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 19, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 John429 Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States July 18, 2015 Details
May 20, 2013 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County July 12, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 stephen stedman Smith County, Tennessee, United States July 11, 2015 Details