- Chlosyne leanira
Chlosyne leanira Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Nymphalidae Genus: Chlosyne Species: C. leanira Binomial name Chlosyne leanira
(C. & R. Felder, 1860)
- Melitaea leanira C. & R. Felder, 1860
- Thessalia daviesi Wind, 1947
- Melitaea cerrita Wright, 1905
The Leanira Checkerspot (Chlosyne leanira) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from western Oregon south to California, Nevada, Utah and western Colorado, as well as Baja California.
The wingspan is 35-45 mm. Adults feed on flower nectar.
The larvae feed on Castilleja species. They feed on the leaves and flowers of their host plant. Young larvae live together in a loose web. Third instar larvae hibernate.
- Chlosyne leanira leanira
- Chlosyne leanira oregonensis (Bauer, 1975) (Oregon)
- Chlosyne leanira wrightii (Edwards, 1886) (California)
- Chlosyne leanira cerrita Wright, 1905 (California)
- Chlosyne leanira alma Strecker,  (Utah, Arizona)
- Chlosyne leanira austrima (Austin & Smith, 1998) (Baja California)
- Chlosyne leanira elegans Preistaf & Emmel, 1998 (California)
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