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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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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
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
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.
se. Colorado through w. Texas and e. New Mexico into ne. Mexico
Reported to have two broods, late spring and late summer.
Penstemon species