Butterflies at Home



One of the members of the brushfoot family of butterflies is the Checkerspots, so named because of the checkerboard pattern of black, orange, white and dark red squares on the top of the wings. They belong to the Genus Euphydryas.

Most are found in the Southwest and Western United States, although some inhabit the Midwest and Eastern sections of the country. They are also found in Southern British Columbia and Alberta.

Endangered, threatened or rare butterflies include the Bay Checkerspot, the Baltimore Checkerspot and Taylor's Checkerspot.

Here are some of the checkerspots seen around the USA:

Anicia Checkerspot details
Anicia Checkerspot Butterfly
Arachne Checkerspot
Arachne Checkerspot Butterfly
Arizona Checkerspot details
Arizona Checkerspot Butterfly
Black Checkerspot
Black Checkerspot Butterfly
Edith's Checkerspot
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Elada Checkerspot
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Fulvia Checkerspot details
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Gillett's Checkerspot details
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Gorgone Checkerspot
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Northern Checkerspot details
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Sagebrush Checkerspot details
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Theona Checkerspot
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Tiny Checkerspot details
x Checkerspot Butterfly
Variable Checkerspot details
x Checkerspot Butterfly