Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1120340

Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone

Observation date: June 13, 2017
Submitted by: Mothra2001
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This particular butterfly likes to lay it's eggs on sunflowers. The caterpillars are orange and black. I've raised them once before, and the butterflies turn out orange and black as well. They hardly move when in the shade or cool temperatures, but when in the sun and warm temperatures, they become energized. Moving rapidly.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 14, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Tillman County, United States, Oklahoma