Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer, 1837)
Status: Breeding stray, absent most years, abundant in others.
NENHP Rank: Not listed
Range: This species inhabits the southwestern United States from southern California southeast to southern Texas. It occasionally strays north as far as Nebraska.
Larval Hostplant(s): Sunflowers and ragweeds in our area.
Broods/Flight Times: It has been found from mid June to mid October. Most sightings are in late summer/early autumn.
Overwintering: As larvae farther south.
Habitat: As a stray it can occur anywhere.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/8 – 2 inches
Notes: Absent most years, but they can be common in years when they appear.