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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Acastus Checkerspot (Charidryas acastus)

  • BND: Acastus Checkerspot; Charidryas acastus (W. H. Edwards, 1874)
  • BNA: Sagebrush Checkerspot; Chlosyne acastus
  • Habitat: Riparian canyons, meadows, mudslides in badlands
  • Larval food: Asteraceae, incl. Aster, Helianthus, Actinomeris, etc.
  • Adult flight: Two broods, May-June and July-August
  • References: Royer 133, Ferris & Brown 325, Scott 306 (under gabbii)
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