Chlosyne rosita

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Chlosyne rosita
Rosita Patch 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Chlosyne
Species: C. rosita
Binomial name
Chlosyne rosita
A. Hall, 1924
Underside of wings

The rosita patch (Chlosyne rosita) is a butterfly from the Nymphalidae family, similar in appearance to the more common crimson patch. It is a striking butterfly with orange-red patches on the wings. It can be found throughout Central America and Mexico, and is occasional in the southwestern United States.


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