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Upperside forewings of both sexes have yellow "dog's head" surrounded by black. "Eye" does not touch black border. Female similar, with duller, more diffuse black areas and 2 seasonal forms: underside hindwing of wet season "summer" form is yellow; that of dry season "winter" form is mottled with black and pink. Wing Span: 2 1/8 - 3 inches (5.4 - 7.6 cm).
Hotel garden. I-10 runs along one side and a large dirt parking lot another.
Spotted on Nov 3, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2015