Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly

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Overview

  • Species Common Name Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly
  • Species Scientific Name Euphydryas editha taylori
  • Federal Listing Status Endangered

Ecoregions

Special needs

Taylor's checkerspot butterflies occur in low-elevation upland prairies. They currently use the non-native narrow-leaved plantain as a host plant.

Limiting factors

The primary threats to Taylor's checkerspot butterflies are habitat loss and habitat alteration due to invasive plants and fire suppression.

Conservation actions

Protect two remaining populations in Oregon (Beazell Meadow and Fitton Green). Maintain grassland habitat, increase plant diversity for nectar plants, and control key invasive non-native plants.