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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June 28, 2015 treichard Frederick County, Maryland, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 Kurt R. Schwarz Mason County, Kentucky, United States June 25, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 AJ Trently Maury County, Tennessee, United States June 19, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States June 14, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 arcturusangel Gregg County, Texas, United States June 12, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 05, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 jwilkinson Montgomery County, Maryland, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 28, 2015 Martin and Sara Harris County, Texas, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 11, 1011 ncrosbyrd Galveston County, Texas, United States May 30, 2015 Details
May 18, 2015 tom howe Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States May 29, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 arcturusangel Gregg County, Texas, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 stephen stedman Johnson County, Tennessee, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Doug Bruce Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 stephen stedman Carter County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2015 Details
May 13, 2015 lilkriskattn Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 17, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 16, 2015 Details
April 26, 2015 arcturusangel Harrison County, Texas, United States May 11, 2015 Details
May 11, 2015 Dardenay Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 11, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States May 10, 2015 Details
April 26, 2015 arcturusangel Harrison County, Texas, United States April 30, 2015 Details
April 26, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 27, 2015 Details
April 16, 2015 Tammy James Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States April 17, 2015 Details
July 09, 1979 Indy Entomologist Pulaski County, Indiana, United States April 07, 2015 Details
August 03, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States February 17, 2015 Details
July 17, 2014 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States February 10, 2015 Details
September 16, 2012 richardhsmith (Allan Loudell) New Castle County, Delaware, United States January 27, 2015 Details
September 22, 2012 richardhsmith (Allan Loudell) New Castle County, Delaware, United States January 27, 2015 Details
August 16, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States September 25, 2014 Details
August 20, 2014 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Lewis County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 ALuebben Catoosa County, Georgia, United States September 11, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 Sara Gardner Blow Anderson County, Kansas, United States September 10, 2014 Details
August 18, 2014 digginflowers Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States August 23, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 18, 2014 Details
July 24, 2014 mathgeek Williamson County, Illinois, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 05, 2014 genealogygenie Miami County, Kansas, United States August 17, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Fritz Riedel Calvert County, Maryland, United States August 16, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 satchmo0802 Albemarle County, Virginia, United States August 16, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 KarenJo Bedford County, Virginia, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 treichard Page County, Virginia, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 15, 2014 Details
August 07, 2014 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States August 13, 2014 Details
August 08, 2014 Mapper Menard County, Illinois, United States August 09, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 AnnL Todd County, Minnesota, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 KristyBaker DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Moore County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Doug Bruce Morgan County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 jdemarco81 Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2014 Details