Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1228978

Ruddy Daggerwing
Marpesia petreus

Observation date: August 23, 2019
Submitted by: janetfb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: feeding on a line of Snow-on-the-mountain flowers for about 30 minutes. No other butterflies seen nearby. Would stay on 1 flower a few minutes with wings closed. Impossible to get a shot with wings open as it never kept the open for more than a second.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 25, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bandera County