Ruddy Daggerwing,  Marpesia petreus  <LEP132>


     The wings have a strange shape that ends in “dagger”tails.  They are colored ruddy orange, with dark brown stripes and tails.  It is a resident of southern Florida.  The caterpillars feed on fig leaves and the adult on fig fruit.  Close relatives are the Ruddy Daggerwing and Waiter.