The Bordered Patch is an extremely variable butterfly. The upper side of the wings is mainly black with the fore wing having rows of white and/or yellow-orange spots of varying sizes.
This butterfly was nectaring on the Gregg's Mistflower.
This butterfly uses sunflowers as a host plant. The caterpillars are gregarious (feed together).
Lat: 33.15, Long: -97.02
Spotted on Jun 18, 2012
Submitted on Jun 19, 2012