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  Sighting 915194

Ruddy Daggerwing
Marpesia petreus

Observation date: August 06, 2013
Submitted by: JKHatfield
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This rare stray was observed flying along semi-wooded pond in Ransom Canyon near Birding Sanctuary. Erratic flight and finally perched in lower part of pine tree in shade.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 08, 2013
Coordinator notes: Thank you for submitting this rare stray. This is the first TX record of Marpesia petreus in the Bamona database since 2008, and the furthest north in TX sighting locale.
Checklist region(s): United States, Lubbock County, Texas