Attributes of Texola elada

Elada Checkerspot
Texola elada (Hewitson, 1868)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Dark brown with rows of small brownish orange spots. Underside of hindwing has a median band of two or three rows of white spots, and a red-orange marginal band.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/4 inches (2.2 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Males patrol slowly during the day for females. Eggs are laid in groups on the host plant; caterpillars feed gregariously when young.
Flight: Several broods from April-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Hairy tubetongue (Siphonoglossa pilosella) in Texas, yellow composites in Mexico.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical thorn forest and scrub.
Range: Southern Mexico north to central Texas and central Arizona.
Conservation: Not usually of concern.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 18, 2010 Finatic02 Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 18, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County June 10, 2014 Details
November 28, 2013 Curculio Texas, United States, Willacy County November 30, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 klgraves Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States August 31, 2013 Details
June 03, 2013 dspicer Texas, Starr County, United States June 18, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County June 05, 2013 Details
April 21, 2013 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County April 22, 2013 Details
April 14, 2013 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County April 17, 2013 Details
April 21, 2012 jgiroux Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 27, 2012 Details
August 01, 1988 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 01, 1988 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 2000 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 06, 2010 Odephoto Texas, Lamb County, United States November 11, 2012 Details
September 10, 2012 Jeff Trahan Pima County, Arizona, United States September 26, 2012 Details
July 26, 2012 csgee Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States August 22, 2012 Details
April 13, 2012 Tonia Graves Pima County, Arizona, United States May 30, 2012 Details
August 14, 2011 Gary Jue Pima County, Arizona, United States November 19, 2011 Details
August 15, 2011 Tonia Graves Pima County, Arizona, United States October 13, 2011 Details
September 10, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 23, 1946 legacy.reporter (unknown) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 22, 1972 legacy.reporter (M. Toliver) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 24, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 01, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 06, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 05, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 22, 2006 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States July 06, 2009 Details
April 19, 2000 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 26, 2006 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 07, 2007 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Floyd County, Texas, United States October 30, 2007 Details
October 19, 2007 legacy.reporter (Lawrence Duhon) Texas, Tarrant County, United States October 30, 2007 Details
September 01, 2007 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States October 03, 2007 Details
June 28, 2004 legacy.reporter (ScotttyLofland) Clay County, Texas, United States April 02, 2007 Details
March 21, 2007 legacy.reporter (Ro Wauer) Texas, United States, Victoria County April 02, 2007 Details
September 26, 2006 legacy.reporter Jalisco, Mexico January 31, 2007 Details
October 07, 2006 legacy.reporter (Elaine Halbedel) Pima County, Arizona, United States October 11, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gila County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yuma County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graham County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details