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Species Poladryas minuta - Dotted Checkerspot - Hodges#4515

A Beautiful Orange Fritillary - Poladryas minuta - female Dotted Checkerspot - Poladryas minuta Dotted chequerspot - Poladryas minuta Dotted chequerspot - Poladryas minuta
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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 Poladryas (Checkerspots)
Species minuta (Dotted Checkerspot - Hodges#4515)
Hodges Number
4515
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melitaea minuta W.H. Edwards 1861. Type locality: Comfort, Texas
Melitaea approximate Strecker 1900. Type locality: Texas
Schoenis minuta (W.H. Edwards) Dyar 1903
Poladryas minuta (W.H. Edwards) Bauer [in Ehrlich & Ehrlich) 1961
Identification
Different distribution, more eastern, than P. arachne; dark markings above less developed and less prominent, giving a lighter more orange appearance; below with wider orange bands, and with broken median black markings giving more of a dotted than dashed appearance.
Range
se. Colorado through w. Texas and e. New Mexico into ne. Mexico
Season
Reported to have two broods, late spring and late summer.
Food
Penstemon species