Chlosyne is a genus of butterflies from North and South America in the family Nymphalidae.

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Silvery checkerspot
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Melitaeini
Subtribe: Chlosynina
Genus: Chlosyne
Butler, 1870
  • Morpheis Geyer, [1833]
  • Synchloe Doubleday, 1844
  • Coatlantona Kirby, 1871
  • Anemeca Kirby, 1871
  • Charidryas Scudder, 1872
  • Limnaecia Scudder, 1872
  • Thessalia Scudder, 1875
Poecile checkerspot (Chlosyne erodyle poecile)
Costa Rica
Chlosyne janais, Campeche, Mexico


Listed alphabetically within groups:[1][2]

The lacinia species group:

The Charidryas species group:

The harrisii species group:

The Thessalia species group:

Uncertain grouping:


  1. ^ "Chlosyne Butler, 1870" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Glassberg, J. (2007) A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America, Sunstreak Books, pp. 82-84.