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

Possible Edith's Checkerspot - Euphydryas editha - female Black Caterpillar - Euphydryas editha Edith's Checkerspot Butterfly - Euphydryas editha - male - female Edith's Checkerspot on Eriodictyon at Pinnacles NM - Euphydryas editha Euphydryas editha luestherae - Euphydryas editha - male Euphydryas editha luestherae - Euphydryas editha - female Edith's Checkerspot - Euphydryas editha - male Edith's checkerspot - Euphydryas editha
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Classification
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
4520
Range
Western US.
Habitat
Grasslands and rocky outcrops found in the mountains
Food
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
Remarks
Taylor’s checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) is in imminent danger of going extinct.