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Weidemeyer's Admiral

Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii) is a medium-sized butterfly found in southern Alberta down into parts of east-central California, southeastern Arizoan and southern New Mexico. Its upperside is black with a white band on both wings.

Wing spread: 2.25"- 3.75"

Host Plants: Poplar, aspens, cottonwoods, willows, ocean spray, shadbush

Weidemeyer's Admiral 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

 

Weidemeyer's Admiral Butterfly ... wings open
Weidemeyer's Admiral Butterfly ... wings open

Weidemeyer's Admiral Butterfly ... wings closed
Weidemeyer's Admiral Butterfly ... wings closed

Weidemeyer's Admiral Caterpillar
Weidemeyer's Admiral Caterpillar

 

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