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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

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 (dorsal view)
California Sister Butterfly

California Sister Butterfly (ventral view)
California Sister Butterfly

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

 

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