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Chlosyne
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Silvery checkerspot
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Melitaeini
Subtribe: Chlosynina
Genus: Chlosyne
Butler, 1870
Synonyms
  • Morpheis Geyer, [1833]
  • Synchloe Doubleday, 1844
  • Coatlantona Kirby, 1871
  • Anemeca Kirby, 1871
  • Charidryas Scudder, 1872
  • Limnaecia Scudder, 1872
  • Thessalia Scudder, 1875
Poecile checkerspot (Chlosyne poecile)
Poecile checkerspot (Chlosyne erodyle poecile)
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Chlosyne janais, Campeche, Mexico

Chlosyne is a genus of butterflies from North and South America in the family Nymphalidae.

Species

Listed alphabetically within groups:

The lacinia species group:

  • Chlosyne californica (Wright, 1905) – California patch
  • Chlosyne definita (Aaron, [1885]) – definite patch
  • Chlosyne ehrenbergii (Geyer, 1833) – white-rayed checkerspot, white-rayed patch
  • Chlosyne endeis (Godman & Salvin, 1894) – banded checkerspot, banded patch
  • Chlosyne erodyle (Bates, 1864) – erodyle checkerspot, Guatemalan patch
  • Chlosyne janais (Drury, [1782]) – Janais patch, crimson patch
  • Chlosyne gaudialis (Bates, 1864) – gaudy checkerspot, gaudy patch
  • Chlosyne hippodrome (Geyer, 1837) – simple checkerspot, simple patch
  • Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer, 1837) – bordered patch, sunflower patch
  • Chlosyne marina (Geyer, 1837) – marina checkerspot, red-spotted patch
  • Chlosyne melanarge (Bates, 1864) – black checkerspot, cream-banded checkerspot, black patch
  • Chlosyne narva (Fabricius, 1793) – Narva checkerspot
  • Chlosyne rosita Hall, 1924 – Rosita patch

The Charidryas species group:

  • Chlosyne acastus (Edwards, 1874) – sagebrush checkerspot
  • Chlosyne gabbii (Behr, 1863) – Gabb's checkerspot
  • Chlosyne hoffmanni (Behr, 1863) – aster checkerspot, Hoffmann's checkerspot
  • Chlosyne palla (Boisduval, 1852) – northern checkerspot
  • Chlosyne whitneyi (Behr, 1863) – rockslide checkerspot

The harrisii species group:

  • Chlosyne harrisii (Scudder, 1864) – Harris's checkerspot
  • Chlosyne gorgone (Hübner, 1810) – gorgone crescentspot
  • Chlosyne nycteis (Doubleday, [1847]) – silvery crescentspot

The Thessalia species group:

  • Chlosyne chinatiensis (Tinkham, 1944) – Chinati checkerspot
  • Chlosyne cyneas (Godman & Salvin, 1878) – Cyneas checkerspot, black checkerspot
  • Chlosyne leanira (C. & R. Felder, 1860) – leanira checkerspot
  • Chlosyne theona (Ménétriés, 1855) – Theona checkerspot

Uncertain grouping:

  • Chlosyne fulvia (Edwards, 1879) – Fulvia checkerspot
  • Chlosyne kendallorum Opler, 1999 – Kendall's checkerspot, Nuevo León checkerspot
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