Species Page: Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)

Bordered Patch

Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer, 1837)

Family: Nymphalidae

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

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Notes: Absent most years, but they can be common in years when they appear.