Baltimore Checkerspot

Euphydryas phaeton

Genus Euphydryas
Subfamily True Brushfoots
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
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Occurrence   Statewide, except Nantucket - resident
Abundance Uncommon to abundant
Flight Period Mainly mid-June to mid-July
Notes Since developing a taste for plantains (c.1980), this species has blossomed
Overwintering Larva
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Baltimore Checkerspot

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 6/18/2002
At the Mill Pond in West Newbury
Larva on ash seedling

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Photo by Tom Whelan - 2002

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Photo by Erik Nielsen - 6/30/2002
Turkey Hill Reservation, Hingham

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Photo by Erik Nielsen - 6/30/2002
Turkey Hill Reservation, Hingham

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Photo by Erik Nielsen - 6/29/2002
Mill Pond Recreation Area, West Newbury

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Photo by Fred Goodwin - 6/25/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Photo by Tom Whelan

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Photo by Frank Model - 6/23/2007
Adams Farm, West Bridgewater
Courting Pair

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Photo by Frank Model - 7/12/2007
Moran Wildlife Management Area, Windsor
Courting Pair

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Photo by Frank Model - 7/12/2007
Moran Wildlife Management Area, Windsor
Male

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Photo by Frank Model - 6/23/2007
Adams Farm, West Bridgewater
Female

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Photo by Tom Whelan - 7/7/2006
Mill Pond Recreation Area, West Newbury
Mating

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Photo by Barbara Spencer - 7/23/2006
Northampton
Mating

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