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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Harris' Checkerspot (Charidryas harrisii)

  • BND: Harris' Checkerspot; Charidryas harrisii (Scudder, 1864)
  • BNA: Harris' Checkerspot; Chlosyne harrisii
  • Habitat: Fens, wet meadows; northern and eastern ND only; extremely local and rare
  • Larval food: Unknown in ND; Aster umbellatus throughout its eastern NA range (larvae overwinter in the 3rd or 4th stage)
  • Adult flight: One brood, June
  • References: Royer 132, Opler & Krizek 142, Scott 304
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