Adelpha serpa

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Adelpha serpa
Adelpha serpa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Adelpha
Species: A. serpa
Binomial name
Adelpha serpa
(Boisduval, [1836])[1]
  • Heterochroa serpa Boisduval, [1836]
  • Adelpha damon Fruhstorfer, 1913
  • Adelpha serpa f. ornamenta Fruhstorfer, 1915
  • Heterochroa celerio Bates, 1864
  • Adelpha phintias Fruhstorfer, 1913
  • Adelpha diademeta Fruhstorfer, 1913
  • Adelpha serpa f. timehri Hall, 1938
  • Adelpha celerio florea Brévignon, 1995

Adelpha serpa, the celerio sister, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by Jean Baptiste Boisduval in 1836. It is found from Mexico to Brazil. The habitat consists of rainforests and cloudforests at elevations ranging from 300 to 2,000 meters.[2]

The butterfly is 50–55 mm.[3]

Larvae have been recorded feeding on Miconia multispicata, Conostegia subcrustulata, Sabicea species and Warszewiczia coccinea.[4]


  • A. s. serpa (south-eastern Brazil to Paraguay, north-eastern Argentina)
  • A. s. celerio (Bates, 1864) (Guatemala, Mexico to north-western Venezuela)
  • A. s. diadochus Fruhstorfer, 1915 (Peru, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil: Pará)
  • A. s. duiliae Fruhstorfer, 1913 (western Ecuador)