Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Syma Sister - Adelpha syma

Family Nymphalidae - Subfamily Limenitidinae

Almirante menor/Syma Sister© Hugo AguilarAlmirante menor/Syma Sister© Hugo Aguilar

Differences between female Laurentia emperor and Syma sister
Laurentia EmperorDoxocopa laurentia laurentiaZafiro común/Laurentia Emperor© J. Simón Tagtachian
Laurentia Emperor female is very similar to Syma Sister Adelpha syma, the Adelpha seen at the reserve. Differences: The white stripe is narrower then the orange spot in Syma sister Adelpha syma. Syma sister Adelpha syma Has more lines between the white band and the edge. Syma sister Adelpha syma ends in a small orange dot which Laurentia emperor Doxocopa laurentia laurentia lacks. This laurentia is very torn and this detail cannot be appreciated. These are dorsal characteristics. If we compared the ventral side, there would be no doubt which is which since they are completely different.
Syma sisterAdelpha symaAlmirante menor/Syma sister© Sergio Cusano