Status:  uncertain; early records of this species (C. palla) may have been what most authorities today call C. gabbii

Flights:  ?


Distribution/known sites in Monterey County:  no recent records


Habitats:  oak woods, mtn. meadows, foothills, chaparral

Host plants: asters, goldenrod

Adult foodyellow composites


Conservation: not required


Remarks: 

  1.   in coastal CA, fem. black with yellow spot pattern, or sim. to male

  2.   male above red-orange with black markings, median band paler; fem. esp. variable

 
 

Northern checkerspot Chlosyne palla

Life history facts


egg: laid in groups on underside of host plant leaves

larva: feeds on leaves; feed together when young, sometimes in a silk web; hibernate when partially grown

pupa:

adult:  males patrol near host plants or perch in valleys for females

Yuba Pass, Sierra Co.

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