The Bordered Patch Butterfly is typically 1.3 inches to 2.0 inches (35mm to 51mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: flying; large; red orange gradient; angled stripe; 'V'-shaped line on top; black; white dots; orange; red.
It has a typical diet of the following: Great Ragweed; sunflowers; Crownbeard; plants in the aster family.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Bordered Patch Butterfly may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.