Baltimore Checkerspot
Euphydryas phaeton

f22 @ 1/160s, ISO:2500, Nikon D3S w 105mm macro The Baltimore checkerspot has three distinct life stages, each with their own appearance. As a caterpillar, the Baltimore checkerspot has a black head and a body covered in alternating bands of black and bright yellow lines, with spine-like protrusions arranged along the alternating bands.
Francis A. Crane Wildlife Management Area, East Falmouth, Massachusetts