Chalcedon Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas chalcedona)
The Variable Checkerspot, or the Chalcedon Checkerspot, gets its name from its variations in wing colors. As is typical of Checkerspot butterflies, the Chalcedon displays an orange and white spot pattern with black banding, along with other colors ranging from black to dark brown.
The adult Chalcedon Checkerspot feeds on a variety of flowers. The adults lay their eggs under the leaves of host plants, and the caterpillars later emerge to form a silk nest and feed on the plant. Invite this Checkerspot into your Garden with Wings! You won’t be disappointed.