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Arizona Sister

The Arizona Sister (Adelpha eulalia) 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.

Has similar coloration and markings like the California Sister.

Wing spread: 3.0" - 5.0"

Host plants: Oak trees

Arizona Sister Butterfly - dorsal view
Arizona Sister Butterfly ... wings open

Arizona Sister Butterfly - ventral view
Arizona Sister Butterfly ... wings closed

Another sister ... the Band-celled Sister Butterfly - dorsal view
Band-celled Sister Butterfly