Hoffmann's Checkerspot

Chlosyne hoffmanni
Chlosyne hoffmanni
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Chlosyne hoffmanni, or Hoffmann's checkerspot, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae that is found in western North America. They range from the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains in the U.S. to Manning Park in British Columbia.

Hoffmann's Checkerspot

Chlosyne hoffmanni

Is Hoffmann's Checkerspot harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Nymphalidae
genus: Chlosyne


The adult may be often confused with the northern checkerspot (C. palla and sagebrush checkerspot (C. acastus). The adult's wingspan is 30 - 36 mm.

Life cycle

There is one flight that occurs between June to early July in Canada. The caterpillar of this species feeds on Aster species. Adults feed on flower nectar.