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Band-celled Sister

Adelpha fessonia

Description:

Brown butterfly with orange on the top and bottom tips of the wings as well as a large white vertical stripe on each side.

Habitat:

Spotted at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido

2 Comments

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 8 years ago

Thank you, but it was not a wild butterfly unfortunately. This beauty was in an exhibit with several other species of butterfly at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I haven't seen many wild butterflies other than monarchs and some other common species, but I'll keep searching for something especially unique. :)

That's quite a rarity for California. When these are seen north of Mexico it is usually in south Texas. Well done indeed!

CoralAvery
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CoralAvery

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012

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