Marpesia chiron, Many-banded Daggerwing

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Description: 27-31 mm. Has long tails on the hindwing. Wings are brown with darker brown stripes. Ventral side is brown with cream colored stripes. Sexes are similar.

 

Habitat and Distribution: Central and South America as well as in Cuba and Jamaica. This species has been reported from Florida several times. One specimen was taken from the Keys in 1985. 

 

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Natural History: This species should be concidered a very rare stray to Florida

 

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