Occurs throughout both Alabama and Mississippi; most often seen in open habitats. Both dorsal and ventral surface of wings bright orange with contrasting black veins and margins. White spots along fore and hindwing margins. Hindwing of males has a black spot along the inner most vein.
Adult female - dorsal
Adult male - dorsal
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Adult male - ventral
Adult female - ventral
Caterpillar on Milkweed
Caterpillar beginning to pupate