Adelpha plesaure

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Adelpha plesaure
Nymphalidae - Adelpha plesaure.JPG
From Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Adelpha
Species: A. plesaure
Binomial name
Adelpha plesaure
Hübner, 1823
  • Adelpha plesaure Hübner, 1823
  • Adelpha heredia Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha antoniae Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha plesaure Hübner, [1819] (nom. nud.)
  • Adelpha plesaure hereida Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha plesaure antoniae Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Heterochroa euboea C. & R. Felder, [1867]
  • Adelpha phliassa bartolme Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha phliassa implicata Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha plesaure cerachates Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Adelpha plesaure sirona Fruhstorfer, 1915

Adelpha plesaure, the pleasure sister, is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.


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.


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



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