Pavon,   <LEP123>


     Patterned like the admirals, this species is actually related to the hackberry butterflies.  Dusky whitish bands cross the wings, which shine deep purple when struck by direct sunshine.  The patches near the forewing tips glow bright orange.  Very different, the underside is light tan with a white band, black eyespots, and brown lines.  This species occurs primarily in Mexico, but occasionally drifts into Texas.