Attributes of Chlosyne palla

Northern Checkerspot
Chlosyne palla (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside of male is brownish red with a pale median band; base of hindwing is dark. Underside is brownish orange with creamy white bands. Female may be similar to male or black with white spots.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 7/8 inches (3.5 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Males perch in valleys or patrol near host plants for females. Eggs are laid in groups on the underside of host plant leaves, which the caterpillars eat. Caterpillars feed together when young, sometimes in a slight silk web. Partially-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One flight; in coastal California from April-May, in mountains and northern areas from April-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Goldenrod (Solidago), rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus), and asters.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Coastal chaparral, open woodland, sagebrush, meadows, streamsides.
Range: Southern British Columbia and Alberta south to southern California, south through the Rocky Mountains to Utah and Colorado.
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 was formerly known as Chlosyne damoetas
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 28, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Flathead County, Montana, United States September 20, 2016 Details
June 28, 2016 richtrebbien Valley County, Idaho, United States September 20, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 ncrosbyrd Tuolumne County, California, United States July 31, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 ncrosbyrd Tulare County, California, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 ncrosbyrd Tuolumne County, California, United States July 31, 2016 Details
June 01, 2015 sarabseth Alameda County, California, United States July 31, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 ncrosbyrd Nevada County, California, United States July 30, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 ncrosbyrd Tulare County, California, United States July 30, 2016 Details
June 21, 2016 ncrosbyrd Placer County, California, United States July 25, 2016 Details
June 28, 2016 ncrosbyrd Placer County, California, United States July 25, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 ncrosbyrd Sierra County, California, United States July 21, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 sarabseth Alameda County, California, United States April 22, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States April 03, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
July 09, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States January 18, 2016 Details
July 12, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 20, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 20, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 20, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States August 21, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 pomarinejaeger Glacier County, Montana, United States August 05, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States July 28, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 shsater Boundary County, Idaho, United States July 27, 2015 Details
April 26, 2015 Nancy Asquith Contra Costa County, California, United States July 11, 2015 Details
April 26, 2015 Nancy Asquith Contra Costa County, California, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 Leslie Warren Missoula County, Montana, United States June 28, 2015 Details
April 19, 2015 Selwyn Quan Santa Clara County, California, United States April 23, 2015 Details
April 02, 2015 Mike Witkowski Sonoma County, California, United States April 02, 2015 Details
June 01, 2014 carlysummer Adams County, Idaho, United States March 17, 2015 Details
June 28, 2014 bright Latah County, Idaho, United States March 17, 2015 Details
June 29, 2014 Hoshaw Valley County, Idaho, United States March 17, 2015 Details
July 08, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 02, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States December 01, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 Sue Orlowski Stevens County, Washington, United States August 10, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 carlysummer Gallatin County, Montana, United States July 28, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 MAKI Plumas County, California, United States July 19, 2014 Details
June 23, 2014 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 23, 2014 John Ashley Flathead County, Montana, United States June 25, 2014 Details
May 17, 2014 badyak Santa Clara County, California, United States May 18, 2014 Details
June 29, 2013 Alan Holyoak Fremont County, Idaho, United States February 09, 2014 Details
May 04, 2013 icosahedron Sonoma County, California, United States January 07, 2014 Details
July 03, 2013 John Ashley Flathead County, Montana, United States August 23, 2013 Details
July 02, 2013 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States July 12, 2013 Details
June 13, 2012 Janele Husband San Miguel County, Colorado, United States February 24, 2013 Details
June 16, 2012 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States February 05, 2013 Details
July 03, 2009 tjantscher Carbon County, Wyoming, United States January 10, 2013 Details
June 11, 1997 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Lyon County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 19, 2012 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States July 23, 2012 Details
June 17, 2012 Jdammarell Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States June 22, 2012 Details
June 16, 2012 laniebabies Modoc County, California, United States June 18, 2012 Details