Adelpha fessonia

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Adelpha fessonia
Butterfly sucking a banana top.JPG
Sucking on a banana top
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Adelpha
Species: A. fessonia
Binomial name
Adelpha fessonia
Hewitson, 1847

Adelpha fessonia, the band-celled sister or Mexican sister, 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.[1]

The wingspan is 56–70 mm.

Larvae in Texas and northeastern Mexico feed on Celtis lindheimeri.


  1. ^ Opler, Paul A., Harry Pavulaan, Ray E. Stanford, Michael Pogue, coordinators (2006). "Adelpha fessonia". Big Sky Institute. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 

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