Harris' Checkerspot

Chlosyne harrisii

Genus Chlosyne
Subfamily True Brushfoots
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
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Harris' Checkerspot

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Occurrence   Absent from southeastern MA, Cape, and Islands - resident
Abundance Uncommon and very local
Flight Period Mainly June
Notes Never found far from its foodplant, Flat-topped Aster
Overwintering Larva
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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 6/22/2002
Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area, Newbury

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Tom Murray - 6/15/2004
Ballard Hill, Lancaster

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Eleanor Solberg - 5/29/2000
Milford

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo © Alyce Mayo - July-04
Wachusett Reservoir
Caterpillar

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo © Alyce Mayo - 2001
Royalston
Caterpillars

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Tom Whelan - 6/18/2006
Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Frank Model - 6/19/2005
North Common Meadow, Petersham

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Frank Model - 6/12/2007
North Common Meadow, Petersham

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Frank Model - 6/17/2006
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Worcester
Mating

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Harris' Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii

Harris' Checkerspot

Photo by Frank Model - 2004
North Common Meadow, Petersham

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