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Baltimore Checkerspot - Euphydryas phaeton
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Baltimore Checkerspot - Gaspereau Valley - 2002-06-20
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon. Typically only found in the vicinity of the foodplant.

Flight Period
Mid-June to mid-August.

Habitat
Fresh-water marshes, wet roadsides, meadows.

Larval Foodplants
Turtlehead (Chelone glabra), also possibly Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), which is scarce in N.S.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
This species is also known as simply "The Baltimore".

Baltimore Checkerspot - Babbitt's Meadow, NB, 2008-07-02
Baltimore Checkerspot - Babbitt's Meadow, NB - 2008-07-02
2008-07-02
Photo © Jim Edsall
Baltimore Checkerspot - Sheepherder's Jct., Pictou Co., 2015-07-20
Baltimore Checkerspot - Sheepherder's Jct., Pictou Co. - 2015-07-20
2015-07-20
Photo © Phil Schappert
Baltimore Checkerspot - Sheepherder's Jct., Pictou Co., 2015-07-20
Baltimore Checkerspot - Sheepherder's Jct., Pictou Co. - 2015-07-20
2015-07-20
Photo © Phil Schappert