California Sister
( Adelpha californica )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Adelpha californica
(Butler, 1865)
Common Name:California Sister
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Limenitidinae
Tribe:Limenitidini
Genus:Adelpha
Taxon Code:LEP00275
ITIS/TSN:777973

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Oakland, general, 0, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CALIFMINOR

RECOGNITION

BIOLOGY
Host
Quercus (oaks)
Habitat
Mostly mountain and canyon terrain. Associated with Oaks (Quercus species), which are the larval food plants.
Flight Period
Adults fly in two or three (perhaps more in south) broods from spring to frost, mostly April to September.

CREDITS
Photographer
Jim Ryugo
Park Maintenance, City of Oakland

References
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