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Ruddy Daggerwing

Marpesia petreus


Tropical lowland forests and edges; hardwood hammocks. Caterpillar Hosts: Common fig (Ficus carica) and wild banyan tree (F. citrifolia) in the fig family.


Caught this one resting under a Sea Grape leaf. Wings on one side a bit worn and tattered. I just love the dry leaf camouflage.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 11, 2017
Submitted on Mar 13, 2017

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