Attributes of Chlosyne rosita

Rosita Patch
Chlosyne rosita A. Hall, 1924

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Both surfaces of forewing are black with white spots. Upperside of hindwing is black; basal patch is red-orange with yellow at the base.
Wing Span: 1 7/16 - 1 11/16 inches (3.7 - 5 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid on the underside of host plant leaves.
Flight: Many flights, throughout most of the year, in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Several plants in the acanthus family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical forest openings.
Range: El Salvador north to Mexico. Periodic colonist in the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas; rare stray to northern Texas and southeastern Arizona.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Provide host plant patches in refuges and parks along the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 25, 1990 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindberg) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 11, 1975 legacy.reporter (Jim Werner) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 13, 2009 stevecary (Noah Arthur) Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States February 02, 2011 Details
August 13, 2009 legacy.reporter (Noah Arthur) Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States March 09, 2010 Details
September 26, 2006 legacy.reporter (NABA - Mexico count for the State of Jalisco) Jalisco, Mexico December 28, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 18, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Lubbock County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details