COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Taylor’s Checkerspot Euphydryas editha taylori in Canada

Taylor’s Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) is a small eye-catching butterfly with a wingspan of 26–43 mm. The dorsal wing surfaces of the most common colour form have alternating bands of orange-red, black and white. The ventral wing surfaces are predominantly orange with bands of white. The thorax and abdomen are black with faint orange bands on the posterior half of the abdomen. Taylor’s Checkerspot is one of more than 30 subspecies of Edith’s Checkerspot in North America.


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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-938-4125
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