Bordered Patch,  Chlosyne lacinia  <LEP101>


     Also called Scudder’s Patched Butterfly, it is widespread and common in the Southwest and Mexico.  The patch varies from place to place, the one shown here being a female from Texas that is visiting a favorite food plant, the sunflower.  Her borders are black with an outer row of yellow spots, an inner row of white dots.  There is a broad area of fiery orange, and black bases with orange spots.