Sunday, September 2, 2012

Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
The Baltimore checkerspot is a brushfoot butterfly that is found in North America. Here in Minnesota they are most often found in the eastern half of the state where the larval host plant, white turtlehead, grows. Unlike most butterflies the Baltimore checkerspot overwinters in its larval state. In the late summer the larva quit eating and go into a state of hibernation. They usually spend the winter mixed in with fallen leaves and dead plants on the ground.


Linda said...


Pat said...

Lovely shot!

DeniseinVA said...

Always a pleasure and a real treat to come and see what you have to share. I have never seen Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly before. Its markings are beautiful!

emzkie said...

aw.. pretty butterfly, i will gnna miss them soon when the weather change

my macro is up here