California Sister Butterfly
California Sister Butterfly Coloration, Characteristics and Size
The California Sister (Adelpha bredowii) 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, and can be seen in West Texas and other locales.
Has similar markings and coloration to the Arizona Sister.
Wing spread: 2 7/8" - 3 3/8"
Host Plants: Oaks
California Sister Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times
|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 (dorsal view)
California Sister Butterfly (ventral view)
Another sister ... the Band-celled Sister Butterfly (dorsal view)