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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).
Wildlife habitat yard on Belton Lake. The temperature had been hovering around freezing overnight. When it warmed up to above 50 F, dozens of butterflies swarmed over the rosemary which was blooming heavily.