Brushfoots: Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nysteis
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.38" - 2"|
|Habitat:||Wood trails along rivers|
|Flight Period:||Early June to late September (two broods)|
|Larval Host Plant:||Wingstem, wild sunflower (Helianthus)|
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Note the wide black borders on the forewing. The Silvery Checkerspot is generally larger than the Pearl Crescent.
Upperside view. The Silvery Checkerspot generally has a few white-filled black spots on the trailing edge of the hindwing. However, this is not always the case.
The Silvery Checkerspot has a wide submarginal band. There should also be at least one white center in the black marginal spots.