Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer)
Orig. Comb: Araschnia lacinia Geyer, 1837
Adult: "Variable. Upperside is black with a very wide orange or cream median band and small orange or white postmedian spots. Underside of hindwing is black with a yellow to cream-colored median band, small white postmedian spots, and large cream-colored marginal spots. Red spot near abdomen is usually separate from the median band." [BAMONA]
larvae variable as well:
sw US (CA-TX-NE-NV) / Mex. - Map
- (MPG),(BG data), most common: AZ to TX
Pinyon or oak woodlands, fields, road edges, fencerows.
Sunflower (Helianthus), Great Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida), Crownbeard (Verbesina), Cocklebur (Xanthium), and other related Asteraceae.
Neck, R.W. 1973. Foodplant ecology of the butterfly Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer) (Nymphalidae). I. Larval foodplants. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 27: 22-33.
Neck, R.W. 1976. Larval morph variation in Chlosyne lacinia (Nymphalidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 30: 91-94.
Neck, R.W. 1977. Foodplant ecology of the butterfly Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer) Nymphalidae; II. Additional larval food plant data. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 16(2):69-74.
Neck, R.W. 1977. Foodplant ecology of the butterfly Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer) (Nymphalidae) III. Adult resources. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 16 (3): 147-154.