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Band-celled Sister Adelpha fessonia


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Band-celled Sister
credit: Donar Reiskoffer/CCSA

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Family: Nymphalidae, Brush-footed Butterflies view all from this family

Description The Band-celled Sister or Mexican Sister (Adelpha fessonia) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Panama north through Central America to Mexico. It is a periodic resident in the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

The wingspan is 2-2 1/2" (51-64 mm).

In Texas, the larvae feed on Celtis lindheimeri.

Dimensions 2-2 1/2" (51-64 mm).

Habitat Forests & woodlands.

Range Texas.