Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Siproeta epaphus (Latreille, [1813])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside from red-orange on the outer half by a cream-colored median band. Hindwing is brown with a cream-colored submarginal band.
Wing Span:
Life History: Eggs are laid in groups on new leaves of young plants.
Flight: All year in tropical habitats.
Caterpillar Hosts: Blechum and Ruellia in the Acanthus family.
Adult Food: Nectar from Croton, Cordia, Impatiens, Lantana, and Stachytarpheta; also rotting fruit, dung, and carrion.
Habitat: Wet subtropical forests, edges, and rivers.
Range: Peru north through Central America to Mexico.
Conservation: Not required for a rare stray.
Management Needs: None reported.
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