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A North American butterfly that resembles a fritillary, with pale markings on the wings that typically form a chequered pattern.
- ‘I believe they were mostly Harris's checkerspots and wood nymphs, or the like, but there were also the occasional monarchs, swallowtails, and mourning cloaks.’
- ‘The acquisitions will add to the adjacent conservation areas and are essential to recovery of the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino).’
- ‘Residential and commercial development, invasive non-native plants, and air pollution threaten the survival of the bay checkerspot butterfly.’
- ‘The Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly has a wingspan of approximately 2 inches.’
- ‘Our biologists are working with Mexican and American partners now to recover the light-footed clapper rail, the Quino checkerspot butterfly, the ocelot, and many other species.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.