Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Chlosyne lacinia - Bordered Patch - Hodges#4499

TX - Butterfly - Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch? - Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch? - Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch - Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch - Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia) ?? - Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch - Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer, 1837) - Chlosyne lacinia
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Chlosyne (Patches, Checkerspots)
Species lacinia (Bordered Patch - Hodges#4499)
Hodges Number
4499
Other Common Names
Naranjita
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Araschnia lacinia Geyer, 1837. Type locality: Mexico
Synchloe tellias H. Bates, 1864. Type locality: Guatemala
Synchloë quehtala Reakirt, 1866. Type locality: ??
Synchloë ardema Reakirt, 1867. Type locality: near Vera Cruz, Vera Cruz, Mexico
Synchloë misera R. Felder, 1869. Type locality: Huahuapan [de Leon], Oaxaca, Mexico
Synchloe pretona Boisduval, 1870. Type locality: Guatemala
Synchloe croacale W.H. Edwards, 1874. Type locality: White Mountains, Arizona
Chlosyne adjutrix Scudder, 1875. Type locality: Texas
Synchloë adelina Staudinger, 1876. Type locality: ??
Size
wingspan 35-51 mm
Identification
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." [Butterflies and Skippers of North America]
Range
AZ-TX-KS / Mex., rarely: CA, NV, CO, NE - MPG
Habitat
Pinyon or oak woodlands, fields, road edges, fencerows.
Season
Mostly : Apr-Nov - MPG
Food
Sunflower (Helianthus), Great Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida), Crownbeard (Verbesina), Cocklebur (Xanthium), and other related Asteraceae.
Print References
(1) (2)
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.
Internet References
live adult and larva images and other info (Hartman Prehistoric Garden, Texas)
live images of all life stages and other info (Stanley Gorodenski)