Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis (Doubleday, [1847])  

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Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis) is a sharply-patterned, attractive butterfly of moist woodlands, where it may be found in meadows or along riparian areas where its hosts occur. It somewhat resembles an oversized, heavily-marked Pearl Crescent. This butterfly is somewhat uncommon in Maryland, though it may be locally common. It flies from early June to late September as two broods (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith).

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Uses composites, especially wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), but also various sunflowers, such as Thin-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus), Jerusalem Artichoke (H. tuberosus), Pale-leaved Woodland Sunflower (H. strumosus), and possibly other species as larval hosts (Allen, 1997)

There are 110 records in the project database.

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A Silvery Checkerspot in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Harford Co., Maryland (7/18/2017). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/3/2012). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/21/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/25/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/1/2006). Host plant is Wingstem. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/1/2006).rnrn Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Silvery Checkerspot in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/9/2010). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/7/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Silvery Checkerspots mating in Frederick, Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A mating pair of Silvery Checkerspot in Harford Co., Maryland (8/3/2014). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Silvery Checkerspot larvae in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/9/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot caterpillar in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/20/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Silvery Checkerspot caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/7/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)


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