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Spot-celled Sister Butterfly

Adelpha basiloides


Sister butterflies are brush-footed butterflies in the genus Adelpha. They are found in the southern U.S. to South America and have white marking's on their wings resembling a nun's habit, giving them their name 'sisters'.


Mexico south to Panama. Lowland tropical forests with a dry season. Host Plants: Madder family (Rubiaceae) including Alibertia, Faramea, and Ixora.

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Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

Thanks J :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

What an awesome spotting, Small Wonders!! This is terrific!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

Thanks Luis :)

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Great find!

Small Wonders
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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