Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Microtia dymas - Tiny Checkerspot - Hodges#4511

Tiny Checkerspots - Microtia dymas - female Tiny checkerspot - Microtia dymas - male Dymasia dymas - Microtia dymas - male Butterfly - Microtia dymas Tiny Checkerspot Butterfly - Microtia dymas Microtia dymas? - Microtia dymas Butterfly ID? - Microtia dymas Tiny Checkerspot - Microtia dymas
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Microtia (Tiny Checkerspots)
Species dymas (Tiny Checkerspot - Hodges#4511)
Hodges Number
4511
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melitaea dymas W.H. Edwards 1877. Type locality: San Antonio, Texas
Melitaea larunda Strecker 1878. Type locality: vicinity of New Braunfels and San Antonio, Southwestern Texas
Melitaea senrabii W. Barnes 1900. Type locality: Corpus Christi, Texas
Texola dymas (W.H. Edwards) Higgins 1958
Dymasia dymas (W.H. Edwards) Higgins 1960
Microtia dymas (W.H. Edwards) D.L. Bauer [in Ehrlich & Ehrlich] 1961
Identification
Most like Microtia elada, differing in having no orange margin along the edge of the lower hind wing (or rarely a trace of orange in the black margin), and often with a pale to whitish spot near the middle of the front edge of the upper front wing. There is usually a row of black-edged orange spots along the top middle of the abdomen (occasionally in females the black may be reduced so that the abdomen is nearly solid orange on top).
Range
so CA to so. TX / ne. Mex - MAP (MPG)
Remarks
Type Locality: “San Antonio, Texas” [Bexar County]