Attributes of Chlosyne whitneyi

Rockslide Checkerspot
Chlosyne whitneyi (Behr, 1863)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is slightly glossy black with pale orange to creamy white bands; female may be much darker. Underside of hindwing with a light orange marginal band, then alternating orange and creamy white bands on remainder of wing.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 5/8 inches (3.2 - 4.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol and sometimes perch in hollows of rockslides to wait for females. Eggs are laid in batches on underside of host plant leaves and sometimes on flower buds. Caterpillars eat leaves and flowers, and feed together in groups. Third- and fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate under rocks; some diapause for two years or more to survive bad weather.
Flight: One flight from July-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Alpine plants of the sunflower family including Erigeron and Solidago species.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, benches, and rockslides at or above treeline.
Range: Rare. British Columbia and Alberta south in the mountains to California and Colorado.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR:
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 19, 2014 J_Martineau Johnson County, Wyoming, United States December 04, 2014 Details
August 14, 2011 J_Martineau Johnson County, Wyoming, United States November 27, 2011 Details
July 02, 1985 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Alpine County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 18, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 18, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 06, 2010 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States January 23, 2011 Details
August 16, 1990 legacy.reporter (R. Schryver, P. Thompson) Mono County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 20, 1974 legacy.reporter (James A. Scott) Alpine County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 14, 1974 legacy.reporter (James A. Scott) Mono County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
August 08, 1969 legacy.reporter (J. Emmel, O. Shields) Mono County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
August 06, 1972 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Alpine County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 27, 1921 legacy.reporter (George Malcolm) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 23, 1933 legacy.reporter (no name) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 14, 1960 legacy.reporter (Stallings & Turner) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 27, 1991 legacy.reporter (John & Tom Emmel) Tulare County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 23, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 17, 1931 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 06, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 08, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 16, 1952 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 18, 1957 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 31, 1957 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 09, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 19, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 01, 1958 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 09, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 31, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 14, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 02, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
June 25, 1961 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 18, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 31, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 24, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 06, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 08, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 28, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 03, 1961 ray.stanford@stanfordalumni.org (Ray Stanford) Fresno County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 06, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Madera County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 03, 1959 legacy.reporter (R. Stanford, Paul & Nora Opler) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 08, 1969 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel, Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 03, 1975 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 25, 1981 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 13, 1976 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 26, 1981 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 24, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 15, 2006 rickypatterson (Ricky Patterson) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 22, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 19, 1976 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 07, 1987 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 09, 1987 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details