Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1168412

Ruddy Daggerwing
Marpesia petreus

Observation date: July 08, 2018
Submitted by: jodylin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I have never seen this before and I wanted to post this to get an exact identification..it's very beautiful. It stayed in the garden for about 25 minutes hovering over the lantana and the purple buddleia
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: July 08, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Palm Beach County, United States, Florida