Chlosyne lacinia

Common Name
Bordered Patch

A common species of the Southwest deserts which somehow became briefly established in North Sacramento in the early 1970s (a couple of records also in West Sacramento, across the river) but died out quickly; it is not properly part of our fauna. It is extremely variable phenotypically. Multiple broods; host plants Sunflowers (Helianthus), including H. annuus in our area.