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Species Euphydryas editha - Edith's Checkerspot - Hodges#4520

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Euphydryas (Checkerspots)
Species editha (Edith's Checkerspot - Hodges#4520)
Hodges Number
Western US.
Grasslands and rocky outcrops found in the mountains
Families Scrophulariaceae, Valerianaceae, Plantaginaceae, and Caprifoliaceae.
Life Cycle
Larvae live and feed together in loose silk webs, enter diapause in spring. It hibernates as larvae and emerges next spring. Males typically emerge four to eight days prior to the emergence of females
Taylor’s checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) is in imminent danger of going extinct.