Species Page: Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)

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.

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

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

Overwintering: Not in our area.

Habitat: As a stray it might appear anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 3/4 – 3 3/4 inches

Found at:

Similar Species: None

Notes: A single specimen is known from the state, taken by Erwin Froemel in Columbus on September 6, 1972.

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