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Species Euphydryas phaeton - Baltimore Checkerspot - Hodges#4516

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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 phaeton (Baltimore Checkerspot - Hodges#4516)
Hodges Number
Damp meadows with grass, sedges, and turtlehead.
The primary larval food source is turtlehead (Chelone glabra), although recent studies have shown that the caterpillars will eat a larger variety of plant species including English plantain (Plantago lanceolata), and Swamp Betony - Pedicularis lanceolata.
Life Cycle
overwinter as half grown larvae
Nest on Turtlehead with young larvae; young larvae in/on a nest; nest on Plantain; older larvae on Plantain; chrysalis; adult