Chlosyne hoffmanni

Chlosyne hoffmanni
Hoffmann's Checkerspot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Chlosyne
Species: C. hoffmanni
Binomial name
Chlosyne hoffmanni
(Behr, 1863)[1]
  • Melitaea hoffmanni Behr, 1863
  • Melitaea helicta Boisduval, 1869
  • Lemonias hoffmanni Dyar, 1903
  • Charidryas hoffmanni

Hoffmann's Checkerspot (Chlosyne hoffmanni) is a member of the Nymphalidae family that is found in North America. They range from the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains in the US to Manning Park in British Columbia.[2][1][3]



The adult may be often confused with the Northern Checkerspot (C. palla and Sagebrush Checkerspot (C. acastus).[2] The adult's wingspan is 30–36 mm (1.2–1.4 in).[2]

Life cycle

There is one flight that occurs between June to early July in Canada.[2] The caterpillar of this species feeds on Asters spp.[2]


  • C. h. manchada Bauer, [1960][4]
  • C. h. segregata Barnes & McDunnough, 1918


  1. ^ a b Hoffmann's Checkerspot, Butterflies and Moths of North America
  2. ^ a b c d e Hoffmann's Checkerspot, Butterflies of Canada
  3. ^ Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman (2003) Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-618-15312-8.
  4. ^ Chlosyne, funet,fi

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