Variable Checkerspot

Walking Waterhoods: Sausal Creek - Palo Seco

Variable Checkerspot

Oakland, California 94607, United States

Created By: Wholly H2O


Checkerspot butterflies (Euphydryas chalcedona) feature orange, white, and black "checkered" wings. Common around the west coast of California, in the Coast Range and the Sierra foothills, checkerspot larvae vary in color at different locations. Most caterpillars in this area are black with orange markings. They eat a mix of plant leaves. Adult checkerspot butterflies visit many flowers, including the native California Buckeye, Squawbush (Skunkbush, Lemonade Berry), Yerba Santa, and thistles.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Walking Waterhoods: Sausal Creek - Palo Seco


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