Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Silvery Checkerspot ( Chlosyne nycteis )

North Gower, ON 2011/06/26

Silvery Checkerspot ( Chlosyne nycteis )

North Gower, ON 2011/07/03

Silvery Checkerspot ( Chlosyne nycteis )

North Gower, ON 2011/06/26

Flower Station, ON 2016/05/31

Member of Family: Nymphalidae

French common name: Damier argenté

In Southern Ontario, this butterfly sometimes features reduced basal dark markings, as shown in the photo at bottom right.

To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online

For more info on this species, visit the Butterflies of Canada ( en français )