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  • Adelpha cytherea
  • Smooth-banded Sister
  • Nymphalidae
  • Sabicea villosa
  • Central & South America
  • The Smooth-banded Sister can be found nectaring from a variety of flowers. They can also be seen puddling on moist stumps of fallen trees.
  • This species is common to the rainforest and cloudforest.
  • After mating the female lays the eggs individually on the host plant.
  • There are several generations per year so adults can be seen at any time.
  • The Adelpha genera has 85 different species. The group as a whole is known as 'the Sisters' butterflies and are all fairly similar in their appearance. It takes some expertise to properly identify individual species.