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Harris's Checkerspot - Chlosyne harrisii
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Harris's Checkerspot - Pockwock, NS - 2011-06-20
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Locally common.

Flight Period
Mid-June to mid-July.

Habitat
Damp meadow areas, where the foodplant is present.

Larval Foodplants
Tall White Aster, Aster umbellatus.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Similar to Silvery Checkerspot, but the underside of the hindwing is diagnostic.

Notes
Klots says that "...the presence of Blue Flag(Iris) is a good indicator of the possibility of harrisii". Roland adds that the Tall White Aster is also found in the same habitat as Narrow-leaved Goldenrod.

Harris's Checkerspot - Cape John Road, NS, 2009-07-05
Harris's Checkerspot - Cape John Road, NS - 2009-07-05
2009-07-05
Photo © Phil Schappert
Harris's Checkerspot - Pockwock Road, NS, 2009-07-05
Harris's Checkerspot - Pockwock Road, NS - 2009-07-05
2009-07-05
Photo © Phil Schappert
Harris's Checkerspot - Apple River, NS, 2012-06-13
Harris's Checkerspot - Apple River, NS - 2012-06-13
2012-06-13
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Harris's Checkerspot - Apple River, NS, 2013-06-29
Harris's Checkerspot - Apple River, NS - 2013-06-29
2013-06-29
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Harris's Checkerspot - Pockwock Road, 2014-07-02
Harris's Checkerspot - Eggs - Pockwock Road - 2014-07-02
2014-07-02
Photo © Phil Schappert
Harris's Checkerspot - Pockwock Road, 2014-07-02
Harris's Checkerspot - Female ovipositing - Pockwock Road - 2014-07-02
2014-07-02
Photo © Phil Schappert