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Anicia Checkerspot Butterfly - Euphydryas anicia

The Anica Checkerspot Butterfly is in eastern California gardens in April and May. This one is sipping the nectar of Gilia capitata. Egg laying is on Penstemon, Owls Clover and others. Nectar feeding is on Gilia, some composits including Golden Yarrow. Gilia capitata is a reliable wildflower to grow from seed. A number of xeric Penstemons are on the market from our desert Southwest.

Anicia Checkerspot

The Anica Checkerspot Butterfly nectar feeding from Gilia capitata. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.