The White Checkered-Skipper cannot be differentiated from the Common Checkered-Skipper by eyes alone. For this reason, their photos are found in both skippers' image galleries. Females are mostly black and white, while males have a blue body that also colors the inner wings. White Checkered-Skippers are more likely to be found in the southeastern U.S. states than Common Checkered-Skippers, but both are still present in that region.
This is a butterfly that is able to live in all sorts of habitats and this adaptability allows it to have a large range that spans most of the continent. Adults drink flower nectar. Caterpillars feed on mallows, a type of plants that includes rose mallow, hollyhock, and hibiscus. Velvetleaf and blooming maple or Chinese lantern (abutilon) are also food hosts. Two broods or more can be produced, especially in warmer, southern parts of its range.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.