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Adelfa

Adelpha aricia

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alala
Adelpha alala


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bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Thanks, David for your input. I agree it is Alala, most probably Adelpha alala negra.
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/ih01...

JuanContardo
JuanContardo 4 years ago

Thank you David!!

DavidFerguson
DavidFerguson 4 years ago

This is Adelpha alala. It is very similar to, and closely related to A. aricia, except the wings are a little bit broader, and there are two (or sometimes three) distinct oval white spots near the costal (front) margin of the upper front wing. These spots are not well-developed in A. aricia.

As a side note, this small group of species is not very closely related to other Adelpha species, and seems likely that they will be moved to a new genus in the near future.

JuanContardo
JuanContardo 6 years ago

Thank you!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Try looking for the Adelpha butterflies...some look extremely similar (small differences exist). For example Adelpha alala and others. Good luck.

JuanContardo
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JuanContardo

Machupicchu, Cusco, Peru

Spotted on Mar 9, 2016
Submitted on Mar 28, 2016

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