Adelpha justina

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Adelpha justina
Nymphalidae - Adelpha justina.JPG
From Colombia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Adelpha
Species: A. justina
Binomial name
Adelpha justina
(C. & R. Felder, 1861)
  • Heterochroa justina C. & R. Felder, 1861
  • Adelpha praevalida Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha justina praevalida Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha valentina ophidusa Martin, [1923]
  • Adelpha valentina ozolis Martin, [1923]
  • Adelpha valentina thyrea Martin, [1923]
  • Adelpha justina justinella f. maira Fruhstorfer, 1915

Adelpha justina is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.


Adelpha justina has a wingspan reaching about 42 millimetres (1.7 in). The uppersides of the wings are generally brown, with an orange band crossing the forewings and a large white spot or band in the hindwings. The undersides are quite similar to the uppersides, with paler colours.


This species occurs from Guatemala to Peru, in Venezuela and in Colombia, at elevations of 600 to 1900 m above sea level.


  • A. j. justina (Colombia)
  • A. j. justinella Fruhstorfer, 1907 (Venezuela)
  • A. j. valentina Fruhstorfer, 1915 (Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru)
  • A. j. maira Orellana, 1996 (Venezuela)
  • A. j. inesae Orellana, 1996 (Venezuela)


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