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Adelpha plesaure

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

Adelpha plesaure, common name Pleasure Sister, is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.

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Description

Adelpha plesaure has a wingspan reaching about 48 millimetres (1.9 in). The uppersides of the wings are generally deep brown. The anterior wings have a large orange patch, while the hindwings are crossed by a broad white band. The undersides are pale chocolate colour, crossed by several white bands, with brown edges.

Distribution

This species can be found in Guyana, Bolivia and Brazil.

Subspecies

  • Adelpha plesaure plesaure (Brazil)
  • Adelpha plesaure phliassa (Godart, 1824) (French Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia)
  • Adelpha plesaure pseudomalea Hall, 1938 (Venezuela)
  • Adelpha plesaure symona Kaye, 1925 (Trinidad)
  • References

    Adelpha plesaure Wikipedia


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