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Northern checkerspot
Chlosyne pella

Northern checkerspot
Northern checkerspot
Northern checkerspot

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: small
Overall Color: orange and black
Larval Foods: asters and other composites
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: small butterfly with checkered orange and black wings, frequents flowers in summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 04 Nymphalidae (brushfoots)
SubFamily: 02 Nymphalinae (brushfoots)
Genus: Chlosyne
Species: pella

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