Attributes of Adelpha eulalia

Arizona Sister
Adelpha eulalia (Doubleday, [1848])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Identification: Recently recognized as a different species than Adelpha bredowii of Mexico and California Sister (Adelpha californica). Overall appearance is similar (large brown-black butterfly with white bands and orange patch on forewings) but eulalia averages notably larger and the dark margins of the forewing tend to be broader. The blue bar along the outer edge of the white hindwing bar is complete, not partial as in A. californica. The orange patch on the forewings tends to be narrower and more linear in shape than californica. The dorsal postdiscal band is white not creamy colored as californica. The external outline of the hindwing postdiscal bands are nearly straight, not sinuous. The bluish coloration below is pale to dark blue rather than violet. There is only one ventral hindwing basal orange bar instead of two in californica.
Wing Span: 3-5 inches.
Life History: Probably three or more broods in SE Arizona, larvae feed on several species of oaks. Both sexes patrol riparian canyons with water or perch on oaks. Long flight period in SE Arizona, emerges spring to fall.
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Several species of oaks.
Adult Food: Water and mud, rotting fruit, rarely flowers.
Habitat: Oak Woodland, riparian canyons and mixed coniferous forests, adults usually near water or streams. Sky island mountain ranges in SE Arizona and southern Rocky Mountains.
Range: Mexico (exact range not defined here), Arizona, southern Nevada, SE California in New York, Providence and Granite Mts. (N of Amboy), Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5. Demonstrably secure globally.
Management Needs: None noted. Widely distributed
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 23, 2017 Caracara50 Texas, Kerr County, United States April 23, 2017 Details
June 07, 2016 Robb Hannawacker Grand County, Utah, United States April 22, 2017 Details
September 18, 2015 ChloeGaye13 Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States December 19, 2016 Details
October 05, 2016 Boslwe Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States October 11, 2016 Details
June 20, 2016 Bonnie Morrison Howard County, Texas, United States June 21, 2016 Details
August 11, 2011 GCSnelling Cochise County, Arizona, United States June 17, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 Okole1808 Cochise County, Arizona, United States June 12, 2016 Details
September 12, 2015 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States April 01, 2016 Details
September 12, 2015 gszientara Colfax County, New Mexico, United States April 01, 2016 Details
October 02, 2015 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States April 01, 2016 Details
October 02, 2015 Textile Ranger Edwards County, Texas, United States October 05, 2015 Details
August 30, 2015 mouser Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States September 09, 2015 Details
April 22, 2015 grayhairstreak Brewster County, Texas, United States August 23, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 Joseph Miller Reno County, Kansas, United States July 19, 2015 Details
May 05, 2013 ncrosbyrd Cochise County, Arizona, United States June 06, 2015 Details
August 17, 2014 dchartier El Paso County, Colorado, United States March 04, 2015 Details
September 15, 2014 jnhpOA-KC2 Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 10, 2014 Jodinek Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States September 16, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States August 18, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 Ranger Karen Catron County, New Mexico, United States July 06, 2014 Details
May 06, 2014 pequenalulurara Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States May 15, 2014 Details
June 05, 2013 carex17 Cochise County, Arizona, United States February 03, 2014 Details
January 26, 2014 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras January 26, 2014 Details
May 09, 2010 ddodd Brewster County, Texas, United States January 14, 2014 Details
August 20, 1975 stomlins701 Texas, Kendall County, United States November 26, 2013 Details
October 15, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States November 26, 2013 Details
August 31, 2012 Trileigh Coconino County, Arizona, United States September 23, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 swordmaker1968 Otero County, New Mexico, United States September 22, 2013 Details
May 23, 2009 randimal Cochise County, Arizona, United States August 06, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 Sean Werle Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 29, 2013 Details
June 27, 2013 klgraves Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States June 30, 2013 Details
June 22, 1988 legacy.reporter (Paul M. Thompson) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 24, 1988 charlie covell (Charles Covell) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 13, 1993 legacy.reporter (Lauritz Muehlbach) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 29, 2005 legacy.reporter (Alex Grkovich) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 14, 1964 legacy.reporter (Anna Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 03, 1977 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 12, 1977 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 17, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 29, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 28, 1974 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 22, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 19, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 24, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 24, 1973 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 24, 1974 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 21, 1971 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 10, 1976 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details