Attributes of Chlosyne lacinia

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Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer, 1837)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Variable. Upperside is black with a very wide orange or cream median band and small orange or white postmedian spots. Underside of hindwing is black with a yellow to cream-colored median band, small white postmedian spots, and large cream-colored marginal spots. Red spot near abdomen is usually separate from the median band.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 inches (3.5 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: During the day, males patrol around host plants or patrol and perch on hillsides in search of females. Eggs are laid in large groups on the underside of host plant leaves. Young caterpillars are gregarious and eat the underside of leaves; older caterpillars are solitary and eat leaves and stems. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate, and they may also go into diapause during the summer.
Flight: Many broods in California from March-October, throughout the year in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Plants in the sunflower family including sunflowers (Helianthus), ragweed (Ambrosia trifida), crownbeard (Verbesina), and cockleburs (Xanthium).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Pinyon or oak woodlands, thorn forest, desert hills, fields, road edges, fencerows.
Range: Argentina north through Mexico to Texas and southeastern New Mexico, west through Arizona to southern California, north to southeastern Nevada. Casual migrant to Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas; rarely to western Missouri.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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March 16, 2017 Jachan1 Texas, United States, Webb County March 26, 2017 Details
March 22, 2017 Marguerite Elliott Texas, Travis County, United States March 23, 2017 Details
February 26, 2017 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States February 28, 2017 Details
October 28, 2016 Jeff Trahan Texas, Live Oak County, United States November 18, 2016 Details
November 15, 2016 cahill@graysoncable.com Grayson County, Texas, United States November 16, 2016 Details
November 03, 2016 randimal Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 12, 2016 Details
October 31, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 09, 2016 Details
October 29, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 08, 2016 Details
October 21, 2016 gpstewart Texas, McCulloch County, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 22, 2016 butchewing Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States October 23, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 17, 2016 Details
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October 11, 2016 Debra Lueger Republic County, Kansas, United States October 12, 2016 Details
September 28, 2016 taogirl Childress County, Texas, United States October 11, 2016 Details
September 30, 2016 Boslwe Pima County, Arizona, United States October 04, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 LibbyMegna Dimmit County, Texas, United States October 01, 2016 Details
September 18, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 19, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States September 08, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 guy_incognito Cochise County, Arizona, United States August 07, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 guy_incognito Cochise County, Arizona, United States August 07, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 JohnBoback Hidalgo County, Texas, United States August 03, 2016 Details
September 30, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County July 28, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 fragglecat Hays County, Texas, United States July 20, 2016 Details
July 15, 2015 Bonnie Morrison Howard County, Texas, United States July 01, 2016 Details
May 13, 2016 D. Dodd Texas, United States, Uvalde County May 24, 2016 Details
May 01, 2016 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States May 03, 2016 Details
November 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States April 06, 2016 Details
September 24, 2015 COA1955 Morgan County, Colorado, United States March 03, 2016 Details
October 12, 2015 rosacmchenry@sbcglobal.net Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States November 06, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Bob Broyles Butler County, Kansas, United States October 28, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 Sue D. L. Smith Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States October 16, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 Mike Dillon Hutchinson County, Texas, United States October 12, 2015 Details
September 26, 2015 Mike Dillon Texas, Randall County, United States October 12, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 11, 2015 Details
August 24, 2015 Starshine Valencia County, New Mexico, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 24, 2015 Starshine Valencia County, New Mexico, United States September 09, 2015 Details
April 19, 2015 grayhairstreak Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States September 06, 2015 Details
April 20, 2015 grayhairstreak Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States September 06, 2015 Details
August 19, 2015 dbutlerlynch Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States August 20, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 unknown Texas, Randall County, United States July 18, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 maggierose8 Polk County, Iowa, United States July 17, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 mbowling Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 mbowling Texas, Reeves County, United States June 02, 2015 Details
November 20, 2013 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States May 30, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States May 29, 2015 Details
May 14, 2015 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States May 21, 2015 Details
April 25, 2015 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States May 11, 2015 Details
April 08, 2015 KristyBaker Hidalgo County, Texas, United States May 02, 2015 Details
February 21, 2013 tjrickert Texas, Kleberg County, United States January 26, 2015 Details
February 18, 2013 tjrickert Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 24, 2015 Details