Adelpha basiloides

Adelpha basiloides

Adelpha basiloides, the Spot-celled Sister, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by H. Bates in 1865. It is found in the tropics and sub-tropics of Central and South America.
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Appearance

Upperside is black with a small orange patch at the forewing apex; median white band across both wings does not reach the leading edge of the forewing.
Wing Span: 2 1/4 - 2 5/8 inches (5.7 - 6.7 cm).

Distribution

From S TX, E & W Mexico to N Venezuela & W Ecuador

Behavior

Males perch in light gaps, along forest edges, or in the canopy. Females lay eggs singly on leaves of host plants in light gaps and forest edges.
Flight: March-November in Mexico, all year in Central America.

Habitat

Lowland tropical forests with a definite dry season.

Food

Caterpillar Hosts: Shrubs in the madder family (Rubiaceae) including Alibertia, Faramea, and Ixora.
Adult Food: Decaying fruit, dung.

References:

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http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Adelpha-basiloides
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/adelpha_basiloides.htm
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNymphalidae
GenusAdelpha
SpeciesAdelpha basiloides
Photographed in
Costa Rica