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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, and can be seen in West Texas and other locales.

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


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