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Tiny Checkerspot (Dymasia dymas)
tiny checkerspotDESCRIPTION: WS=0.8-1.2" (21-30mm). Orange spot on crown of head. Usually has pale spot breaking the black, forewing costal margin. Upperside orange with black checkered pattern. Underside hindwing with terminal black line and white spots along margin. Has a slow, fluttery flight.
Family Nymphalidae, Subfamily Nymphalinae.
NATURAL HISTORY: Adults fly any time of year. Larvae feed on plants in the Acanthus family, including chuparosa (
Beloperone californica).

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