Harris's Checkerspot Chlosyne harrisii (Scudder, 1864)Threatened (MD)  -  S2 (State rare)  -  Vulnerable  

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Harris's Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii) is a northeastern butterfly of bogs, wetlands, and wet meadows. It occurs in Maryland only in Garrett and Allegany Counties, although its host plant may be found somewhat more widely. This butterfly is considered threatened and state rare (S2) in Maryland. It flies from late May through about mid-June, and is univoltine (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith).

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Harris's Checkerspot uses Parasol Whitetop (also called Flat-topped White Aster) (Doellingeria umbellata) as a larval host.

There are 26 records in the project database.

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A Harris's Checkerspot in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Harris's Checkerspot found in Baxter State Park, Maine (7/1/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Harris's Checkerspot in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/14/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

A Harris's Checkerspot in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/18/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Harris's Checkerspot in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

A Harris's Checkerspot in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)


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