Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

  Sighting 1318642

Theona Checkerspot
Chlosyne theona

Observation date: July 21, 2021
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: My first 2021 observation of this species about 3 weeks following drought-breaking monsoon rainfall. It was perching on various spots in a small area along Bar Canyon Trail, reacting to my presence. The morning was hot, breezy, sunny, and the soil was moist.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: this is ssp. thekla.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County