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Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia adjutrix)




Caterpillar Hostplants Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia), Blood Ragweed (A. trifida var. texana), Prostrate Lawnflower (Calyptocarpus vialis), Boneset (Eupatorium spp.), Indian-Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella), Coneflowers (Echinacea sp.), Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), Blue-Weed Sunflower (H. ciliaris), Maximilian Sunflower (H. maximiliani), Jerusalem-Artichoke (H. tuberosus), Cucumber-Leaf Sunflower (H. debilis cucumerifolius), False Ragweed (Parthenium hysterophorus), Awnless Bush-Sunflower (Simsia calva), Cowpen Daisy (Verbesina encelioides), Frostweed (V. virginica), Sunflower Golden-Eye (Viguiera dentata), and Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium var. candense). Also, in other parts of its range it uses species of the following genre that are not found in our area, but our local species might also be utilized: Golden-Aster (Heterotheca spp.), Rosinweed (Silphium spp.).
Area Sighting
White Rock Lake, Cedar Hill State Park, Heard Museum.
Seasonal Flight DataApril - October
General NotesA fairly "regular" stray into our area that can be encountered in most years. Our subspecies is Chlosyne lacinia adjutrix. Overwinters: Larva.

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