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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Gorgone Checkerspot (Charidryas gorgone)

  • BND: Gorgone Checkerspot; Charidryas gorgone (Hübner, [1810])
  • BNA: Gorgone Checkerspot; Chlosyne gorgone
  • Habitat: Dry prairies, disturbed fields, roadsides; likes mud puddles
  • Larval food: Helianthus spp. (larva overwinters in 3rd stage)
  • Adult flight: Two broods, June and August
  • References: Royer 130, Opler & Krizek 140, Scott 303
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