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Bordered Patch Butterfly

Chlosyne lacinia


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).

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Denton, Texas, USA

Lat: 33.15, Long: -97.02

Spotted on Jun 18, 2012
Submitted on Jun 19, 2012


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