Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)

Bordered Patch Butterfly Characteristics and Size

The Bordered Patch is a medium size butterfly with rounded wings. It is predominantly brown and black, with a curving band of shades of orange, and white spots on the wingtips.

Size: 1.8" - 2.3"
Larval food: sunflowers, cocklebur, ragweeds

Bordered Patch Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
Egg stage 10 to 15 days
Caterpillar (larval) stage Overwinters
Chrysalis (pupal) stage 14 to 24 days
Adult butterfly stage 2 to 10 weeks

 

Bordered Patch Butterfly Photographs

Bordered Patch Butterfly
Bordered Patch Butterfly on orange flower
Photo by ButterfliesAtHome.com Staff

Bordered Patch Butterfly
Bordered Patch Butterfly on rocks