Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Included in Chlosyne
by Wahlberg and Zimmerman in 2000. See synonymy notes and literature references on this page
from Butterflies of America site.
Described in 1882 by Godman and Salvin, who originally placed it in genus Phyciodes.
Type locality: “Mexico, mountains of Oaxaca”
Adult: upperside dark brown with brownish-red marginal spots and two neat rows of white spots; underside white, cream, or yellow with black veins and margin; postmedian black band contains a row of light spots; marghinal fringe checkered black and white.
[description copied from butterfliesandmoths.org]
southern Arizona and New Mexico, south through Mexico
mountain meadows and openings in pine and oak woodlands
adults fly from April to September in United States
larvae feed on desert foxglove
), Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush
), and blacksenna
adults feed on flower nectar
several generations per year; eggs are laid in groups on underside of hostplant leaves; larvae feed on leaves and flowers; young larvae live together in loose web; overwinters as a third-instar larva
including photos of adults, larvae, foodplants, and habitat, plus synonymy and literature references (Butterflies of America)
including live adult image by Paul Opler, description, biology, flight season, food, habitat, status, distribution map (butterfliesandmoths.org)
live adult images
by A. Madero in Mexico (North American Butterfly Association)
giving presence in New Mexico (NatureServe Explorer)