Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Banded Patch
Chlosyne endeis (Godman & Salvin, 1894)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Underside of forewing is orange; outer half is black with cream white spots. Underside of hindwing has red-orange bands separated by a black-bordered, cream white marginal band.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches (3 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid in clusters under the leaves of host plants.
Flight: Many broods from March-December in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical thorn forest and chaparral.
Range: Southern Mexico north to South Texas (rarely). A rare stray to central Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for rare tropical stray.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL