Freshly emerged adults are fairly docile, and can be placed onto various perches for photos. They are especially interested in bright/warm light sources, probably to boost their body temperature and speed the drying of the fluid used to expand their wings. This pair emerged on 7-5-2006.
The differences in wing pattern between male and female are subtle. Both female(left) and male(right) are shown side-by side, recto and verso for comparison. Both are also shown in one frame to illustrate their size in relation to each other - the female is the top butterfly.
These pics were shot on 4-9-2004 in Bouquet Canyon.
These are two nice shots of a Lorquin's Admiral, taken on 5-7-05 in the Upper Kern Canyon.