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  • Variable Checkerspot is the March Butterfly of the Month

    Seth Mueller, Special to the Village News|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    Wings of Changes's March Butterfly of the Month is the Variable Checkerspot or Euphydryas chalcedona. It measures about 1.5 inches to 2 inches and is commonly found in California, Arizona and along the periphery of New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Washington or even southernmost regions of Canada and Alaska. These beautiful creatures rely on leaf litter during the colder months and can hibernate for years in cold climates. It thrives in wild areas like sagebrush, chaparral and alpi...