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Species Adelpha fessonia - Band-celled Sister - Hodges#4526

Band-celled Sister, underside view, left side - Adelpha fessonia - male Band-celled Sister - Adelpha fessonia - male Band-celled Sister - Adelpha fessonia - male Band-celled Sister - Adelpha fessonia - male Band-celled Sister - Adelpha fessonia - male Band-celled Sister - Adelpha fessonia Band-celled Sister - Adelpha fessonia Band-celled Sister - Adelpha fessonia
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Limenitidinae (Admirals, Sisters)
Tribe Limenitidini (Admirals, Sisters and Sailors)
Genus Adelpha (Sisters)
Species fessonia (Band-celled Sister - Hodges#4526)
Hodges Number
4526
Explanation of Names
Adelpha fessonia (Hewitson, 1847)
Identification
Unlike the other US species of Adelpha, and two similar species of Doxocopa that occur in the US, the white wing band on this species extends, unbroken and unfaded, all the way to the leading edge of the forewing.
Range
s. TX to Panama - Map (MPG, BOA)
Habitat
In or near woodlands
Food
Adults may take nectar but are more common on rotting fruit.
Caterpillars feed on hackberry foliage (Celtis spp.).
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