Unknown Butterfly from Big Bend National Park in Texas
We spotted this butterfly on November 12th. It was resting among some leaf litter near a spring at the base of the Chisos Mountains (approx 4000 ft) in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas. The wingspan was about 3.5 inches. Any idea what species belongs to? Thanks,
Daryl & Janet Eby
Hi Daryl and Janet,
Even though it ranges as far east as Texas, this beauty is commonly called the California Sister, Adelpha bredowii. They are rapid flying butterflies often associated with oak forests.