This species is probably found throughout both Alabama and Mississippi but is not commonly seen. Adults may live up to 10 months; emerging from the chrysalis in summer, hibernating over the winter, and then flying again in spring and early summer. Easily recognized by its maroon-brown background with a submarginal band of blue spots and a marginal band of gold on the dorsal surface. The ventral surface is darker and provides more camouflage but has a pale border on both the fore and hindwings.
Adult - ventral
Adult - dorsal