Ruddy Daggerwing

Marpesia petreus (Cramer, 1776)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Resident in southern Florida and Mexico, straying north as far as Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Nearly year round in the deep south

Larval Hostplant(s): Figs (Ficus) which are not found in Nebraska

Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species:


Ruddy Daggerwing, Lisa Anness, LDA Associates,
Ruddy Daggerwing – dorsal
Ruddy Daggerwing – ventral

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