Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)
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Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)

General: Northern Checkerspots (Chlosyne palla) are recognized by their orange and white-spotted patterns. In males, the upperside is light orange with a pale, broken median band, and the base of the hindwing is dark. The underside is lighter orange with whitish bands set in irregularly shaped blocks. Females are similar to males or darker.

Taxonomy: Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae); Subfamily: True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae).

For more information, see the Butterflies and Moths of North America.

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Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla) Northern Checkerspots in Yosemite National Park.
Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla) Northern Checkerspots mating in Yosemite National Park.
Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla) Northern Checkerspots in high-elevation meadow in Yosemite National Park.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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