The Baltimore Checkerspot is typically 1.7 inches to 2.9 inches (44mm to 76mm) in size. The following descriptors identify this insect: rows of white spots; orange bottom spots; orange rim border; large orange spots by head; black center; flying; black; orange; white.
This Butterfly can be found in the following North American states / territories:
Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Baltimore Checkerspot. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Baltimore Checkerspot may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.