Medium sized butterfly measuring up to 3 3/4" in length. The upperside of the wings is brownish orange in color. The underside has a band of blotchy pale spots. Forewings have a black border with two rows of white spots. Thin black veins are visible on both wings. Caterpillar is black with white and yellow bands and three pair of filaments. The chrysalis is green and similar to that of the monarch.
North America, West Indies, Central America, South America