California Sister Butterfly (Adelpha bredowii)

California Sister Butterfly Coloration, Characteristics and Size

The California Sister is a dark, medium sized butterfly with rounded wings. It features a white band across the center of the wings, and orange tips on the forewings. The butterfly is commonly found in oak woodlands.

Wing spread: 2 7/8" - 3 3/8"

Host Plants: Oaks

California Sister Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
Egg stage 4 to 9 days
Caterpillar (larval) stage 3 to 4 weeks
Chrysalis (pupal) stage 7 to 14 days
Adult butterfly stage 6 to 14 days

 

California Sister Butterfly
California Sister Butterfly