Adelpha cocala

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Adelpha cocala
CramerAndStoll-uitlandsche kapellen vol. 3- pl 242.jpg
In Pieter Cramer and Caspar Stoll's Uitlandsche Kapellen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Adelpha
Species: A. cocala
Binomial name
Adelpha cocala
(Cramer, 1779)[1]
  • Papilio cocala Cramer, [1779]
  • Heterochroa urraca C. & R. Felder, 1862
  • Adelpha urracina Fruhstorfer, 1913
  • Adelpha saparua Fruhstorfer, 1913
  • Adelpha cocala lorzina Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Heterochroa lorzae Boisduval, 1870
  • Adelpha cocalina Fruhstorfer, 1913
  • Adelpha cocalina Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha fufia Fruhstorfer, 1913
  • Adelpha cocala fufina Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha cocala riola ab. chlide d'Almeida, 1931

Adelpha cocala, the cocala sister or orange-washed sister, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by Pieter Cramer in 1779. It is found from Honduras to Panama, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Surinam, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

The wingspan is about 50 mm.[2]

The larvae feed on Pentagonia, Psychotria, Calycophyllum, Chomelia, Uncaria and Genipa species.


  • Adelpha cocala cocala (Venezuela, Colombia, Surinam, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil: Mato Grosso)
  • Adelpha cocala caninia Fruhstorfer, 1915 (Brazil: Santa Catarina, São Paulo)
  • Adelpha cocala didia Fruhstorfer, 1915 (Brazil: Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro)
  • Adelpha cocala lorzae (Boisduval, 1870) (Honduras to Panama, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador)
  • Adelpha cocala orellanae Neild, 1996 (Venezuela)
  • Adelpha cocala riola Fruhstorfer, 1915 (Brazil)


  1. ^ "Adelpha Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Parque Nacional Sangay (Ecuador)