Bordered Patch (LEP101c) Chlosyne lacinia
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.