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The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

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  Like the Baltimore oriole, the checkerspot's beautiful orange and black coloration match those on Lord Baltimore's shield.

It's one of approximately 150 types of butterflies found in Maryland; their striking colors and delicate nature earned them the nickname "winged wildflowers."

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