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scientific name    Chlosyne damoetas    

common name     Rockslide Checkerspot

habitat
Alpine scree slopes and rock fields.

seasonality
Single-brooded, flying primarily in July.

identification
The upperside exhibits the typical checkerspot pattern of orange and brown-black, with a checkered orange-red and cream underside. Very similar to the Northern Checkerspot (C. palla), but has a dingier upperside with less dark markings. Unlike palla, this species occurs only above tree line.

life history
The immature stages and life history of Canadian populations of this species are unknown. This species is rare and not usually encountered in numbers. It may require two years to complete its life cycle (Scott 1986).

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
The larval hostplant is unconfirmed, but females lay eggs on various composites, including goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata) and fleabane (Erigeron) in the western US (Scott 1986).

range
Occurs as several geographically separate populations from west-central Alberta and central BC to Colorado and California (Scott 1986).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2811



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