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Silvery Checkerspot - Chlosyne nycteis
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Silvery Checkerspot - Irishtown Park, NB - 2009-06-18
Photo © Jim Edsall
Status in Nova Scotia
Scarce. Only two records from Ferguson: a colony existed near South Milford in 1934 and 1951.

Flight Period
Late June - very little data.

Stream shores, second-growth scrub, meadows.

Larval Foodplants
Asters, sunflowers, Black-eyed Susans.

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

This has also been called the "Silver Crescent".

Silvery Checkerspot - McBriety Rd., NB, 2009-06-17
Silvery Checkerspot - McBriety Rd., NB - 2009-06-17
Photo © Jim Edsall