Arizona Sister (Adelpha eulalia)

The Arizona Sister is a large brown/black butterfly with white bands and  orange patch on its forewings. It also features a blue band on the edge of the wing. It can be found in oak woods, and riparian canyons near water. The butterfly's range includes Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and other nearby states and regions.

Wing spread: 3.0" - 5.0"

Host plants: Oak trees

Arizona Sister Butterfly ... wings open
Arizona Sister Butterfly ... wings open
Photos by and courtesy of Alan Schmierer

Arizona Sister Butterfly ... wings closed
Arizona Sister Butterfly ... wings closed