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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Butterflies and Moths
Marpesia petreus (Ruddy daggerwing)

 

 

(Ruddy daggerwing)
Habitat: Rare influx species. Known from one Monument record.
Food Habits: nectar, gaudy

Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family Nymphalidae - Brush-footed butterflies
Genus Marpesia
species petreus
variety Daggerwings butterfly

 

 

 

 

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