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Species Chlosyne janais - Crimson Patch - Hodges#4503

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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 janais (Crimson Patch - Hodges#4503)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Janais Patch (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chlosyne janais (Drury
Orig. Comb: Coatlantona janais Drury, 1782
Above forewing black with white spots, hindwing black with large red-orange basal patch. Below black with white spots, yellow basal patch on hindwing has black spots throughout.
larvae white:
mostly c. TX to Panama - Map (2)
mostly May-Nov (2)
hosts on var. Acanthaceae shrubs:
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii)
Smallflower Wrightwort (Carlowrightia parviflora)
Hairy Tube-tongue (Justicia pilosella)
northern-most regularly occurring population probably in and around Hondo Creek, Median Co., west of San Antonio.
See Also
Chlosyne rosita
- stray to s. TX
Print References
Drury (1782) Illustrations of natural history; wherein are exhibited ...
Internet References
iNaturalist - iNat
Works Cited
1.National Audubon Society Field Guide to Butterflies
Robert Michael Pyle. 1981. Knopf.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.