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  Sighting 1314469

Spot-celled Sister
Adelpha basiloides

Observation date: November 04, 2019
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found is dense forested area with muddy, wet ground. Similar species is Adelpha iphiclus, and though the photo is at an odd angle, I believe that the orange FW patch would not be as straight along the lower edge for Iphiclus.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: June 22, 2022
Coordinator notes: I first had Adelpha iphicleola which I think was suggested by another coordinator who then changed his mind for this because he said: "based on the shape of the white FW blocks, particularly the triangular 2nd spot, this is a Spot-celled Sister." Without the wings spread, I think it is hard to be sure but I respect his knowledge of butterflies which is more than mine and I agree with his evaluation of the white spots, though I am still bothered by the straight, smooth orange patch on upper wing which does not match any in the Glassberg book, my primary paper source nor any I've found online. But nature is not always the same!
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica, Limon