Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322715

Ruddy Daggerwing
Marpesia petreus

Observation date: April 19, 2022
Submitted by: sdgoebel
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We were at Emerson Point Preserve, Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida. We were along the shore of the Manatee River/Tampa Bay. I noticed a butterfly lighting on the Sea grape blooms. I got very excited to see it was a Ruddy Daggerwing. A beauty and this was really north for them. I had seen one at Corkscrew years ago in Naples/Ft Myers. We all got several photos as it moved around the sea grape.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: April 24, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Manatee County