Rahul Sharma

Adelpha iphiclus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Adelpha
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Similar  Adelpha cytherea, Adelpha cocala, Adelpha mesentina, Adelpha erotia, Adelpha lycorias

Adelpha iphiclus ephesa iphiclus sister butterfly limenitidinae


Adelpha iphiclus, the Iphiclus Sister, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by Linnaeus in 1758. It is found in the tropics and sub-tropics of Central and South America, from Mexico to Bolivia. The habitat consists of disturbed areas in deciduous and evergreen forests at altitudes ranging from 0 to 1,200 meters.

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The wingspan is about 47 mm. Adult males engage in mud-puddling. Adults of both sexes feed at over-ripe fruits of mango, Guazuma and Genipa, but have also been observed feeding on the nectar of Vochysia and Paullinia flowers.

The larvae feed on Calycophyllum candidissimum, Isertia and Uncaria species. Young larvae feed on the leaf tips. It constructs a chain of frass along the midrib. Full-grown larvae are dark brown.

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Subspecies

  • Adelpha iphiclus iphiclus (Mexico to western Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Surinam, Brazil: Amazon, Mato Grosso)
  • Adelpha iphiclus ephesa (Ménétriés, 1857) (Brazil: Santa Catarina, São Paulo to north-eastern Argentina)
  • Adelpha iphiclus estrecha Willmott & Hall, 1999 (western Ecuador)
  • References

    Adelpha iphiclus Wikipedia


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