Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
A fresh female 'Neumoegen's' Sagebrush Checkerspot in a wash near Cottonwood Spring, Joshua Tree National Park, March 29, 2009.
Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
Same 'Neumoegen's' Sagebrush Checkerspot as above. The beautiful host plant, Desert Aster, is common in this area.
Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
A male 'Neumoegen's' Sagebrush Checkerspot patrolling a wash at Cottonwood Spring, Joshua Tree, March 29, 2009.
Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
A different male 'Neumoegen's' Sagebrush Checkerspot at Cottonwood Spring, Joshua Tree, March 29, 2009. Males patrolling washes are easily found in this area.
Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
Ventral view of another Chlosyne acastus neumoegeni. Rock Corral, SBern Co., April 13, 2008.
Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
Habitat of Chlosyne acastus neumoegeni. The host Desert Aster grows here, and a male was patrolling this sandy spot. Near Cottonwood Spring, Joshua Tree, March 2009.
caterpillars of Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
Pollen-covered caterpillars of Chlosyne acastus neumoegeni on Desert Aster. Juniper Flats on the California Hiking and Riding Trail, Joshua Tree, April 29, 2022.
caterpillar of Neumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
Another caterpillar at the same place as above, but nearly two weeks later. May 11, 2022.

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