Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1292961

Ruddy Daggerwing
Marpesia petreus

Observation date: June 04, 2021
Submitted by: rgerbino
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I've not seen this one before in my garden. However, I have Giant Milkweed in flower in my garden. There are also ficus and banyan trees in the neighborhood. I think this butterfly may be close to ending it's life cycle as it was unable to fly very far. It would flutter to a plant or a screen and just stay there. Even though they are common in Florida, I was excited to see one in my yard.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: June 05, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Martin County