The Baltimore Checkerspot is a North American butterfly of the family, Nymphalidae.
It is the official state insect of the U.S. State of Maryland since 1973.
During its period of growth, the Checkerspot Butterfly will search for a host plant for nourishment. Its native larval host is the White Turtle Head , but it has also to some extent made use of the introduced lawn weed English Plantain and other plants.
Unlike most butterflies and moths, which overwinter as eggs,.. more