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Gillette's checkerspot
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Female
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Euphydryas
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E. gillettii
Binomial name
Euphydryas gillettii
(Barnes, 1897)

Euphydryas gillettii, or Gillette's checkerspot, is a species of butterfly, common in western North America from British Columbia to Oregon and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The wingspan is 36–45 mm (1.4–1.8 in). The species was first described by William Barnes in 1897.

Adults fly from mid-June to early August in Alberta.

Caterpillars feed on bracted honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata).

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Female


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