Marpesia petreus (Cramer, 1776)
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
Similar Species: None
Notes: A single specimen is known from the state, taken by Erwin Froemel in Columbus on September 6, 1972.