Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1082208

Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone

Observation date: May 22, 2016
Submitted by: aintshecountry
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: About 20 caterpillars just like these were found throughout a sunflower bed, eating leaves and doing a great deal of damage to them. The sunflowers were approximately 4 feet tall and only a few had begun to produce buds. None were flowering yet. The caterpillars seemed to prefer the newer leaves toward the top of the plants, but some were on lower leaves.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 08, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arkansas, Logan County