|The Arizona Sister can be found
throughout the west, from Southern Oregon east to
south to southern California, Arizona, South Texas, and Mexico. It can
be found mainly in areas with oak covered hills, groves, and stream
valleys. Oak tree leaves are the main food plant of the insect during
its caterpillar stage.
The Arizona Sister Butterfly is
perhaps better known as the California Sister.
The Arizona Sister is under consideration (along with
the Two-tailed Swallowtail and The Queen, a Monarch Butterfly) as the
state butterfly of Arizona. Currently 14 states in the U.S. have state