Waiter, Marpesia coresia  <LEP131>


     A common tropical species that is occasionally found in southern Texas.  The upperside is dark brown.  Beneath, as shown in the drawing, the crisp white inner half of the wings contrasts with the brown outer part.  A reddish streak lines the white part, another runs around the outer edge to the shorter of the tails, ending in a blue spot.  This pattern resembles a waiter’s uniform.