What are the enemies of a Bay Checkerspot Butterfly?
Some predators of Bay Checkerspot butterflies include gophers and ants. They may also be eaten by birds, flies, snakes, and dragonflies.
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Zebra Swallowtail Essex Emerald these 3 There are many species of butterflies that are endangered all over the world. Apart from the three species listed above, Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America lists the: Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly Lange's Metalmark Butterfly San Bruno Elfin Butterfly El Segundo Blue Butterfly Smith's Blue Butterfly Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Fender's Blue Butterfly Mission Blue Butterfly Lotis Blue Butterfly Karner Blue Butterfly Uncompahgre Fritillary…
Depends, I suppose, on which checkerspot you're talking about. It's not so much competition for habitat per se for the Baltimore checkerspot, but deer are notorious browsers of the caterpillar's food plant, turtlehead, and often browse out all the plants unless they are protected. "Competition" for habitat really doesn't rate as a problem for the checkerspot species I'm familiar with.