Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1088610

Ruddy Daggerwing
Marpesia petreus

Observation date: July 10, 2016
Submitted by: AJVanh.arch
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I believe it is a male. He seemed to be landing in wet areas. I could not find this particular butterfly on any Florida specific pages. It was very bright orange with black stripes that paralleled the outside edges of the wings. I apologize for image quality, I only had my cell phone camera handy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: July 15, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Martin County