Upper surface is creamy white with indented black borders which outline a "dog's head" on forewings; more pronounced in male. Hindwing with projecting tail-like points.
Underwing dull brownish with a couple dark patches on HW, and FW has one small black spot.
Central America to South Texas and the Southwest; vagrant in Great Plains and Southwest deserts; also reported as a migrant from Mississippi, Arkansas, Illinois, and Michigan.
Open, dry areas, hillsides, deserts, prairies. Found in moister areas in Mexico and Central America.
Acacia and Diphysa in the pea family.