Attributes of Chlosyne nycteis

Silvery Checkerspot
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 21, 2014 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 Paul Tavares Ontario, Canada July 20, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 dferris1 Lyon County, Minnesota, United States July 16, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 buddingnaturalist Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States July 16, 2014 Details
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June 15, 2014 hiker96 Platte County, Missouri, United States June 16, 2014 Details
June 04, 2014 JReuter Boone County, Missouri, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 caher001 Albemarle County, Virginia, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 14, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States May 23, 2014 Details
May 21, 2014 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States May 22, 2014 Details
August 29, 2012 kershnerlou Fairfax County, Virginia, United States May 21, 2014 Details
May 09, 2014 Superjm Montgomery County, Maryland, United States May 16, 2014 Details
May 11, 2014 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States May 12, 2014 Details
May 07, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States May 08, 2014 Details
April 28, 2014 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States May 04, 2014 Details
April 20, 2014 stevesheriw Texas, Tarrant County, United States April 20, 2014 Details
August 30, 2012 rosenthal.k Fairfax County, Virginia, United States March 16, 2014 Details
August 19, 2013 moth13 Montgomery County, Maryland, United States February 08, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 22, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 pieterm Montgomery County, Maryland, United States September 27, 2013 Details
September 26, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 27, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 09, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 jratkins79 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States September 05, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 05, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 05, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States September 05, 2013 Details
August 21, 2013 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States August 31, 2013 Details
June 30, 2013 azhiker_grrl Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States August 31, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 Angelabugs Putnam County, West Virginia, United States August 30, 2013 Details
August 22, 2013 BigMcC62 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 Jeff Brown Greene County, Ohio, United States August 19, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 18, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 15, 2013 Details
August 13, 2013 Jeff Brown Greene County, Ohio, United States August 15, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 Jeff Brown Clark County, Ohio, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 agdsquash Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 13, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 annlynn9 Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 Nellis65704 Boone County, Missouri, United States August 11, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States August 08, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 CA Ivy Benton County, Arkansas, United States August 08, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 stephen stedman Macon County, Tennessee, United States August 06, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 09, 2013 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 aarongunnar Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 Doug Bruce Grainger County, Tennessee, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 01, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 30, 2013 Details