Siproeta epaphus: Brown Siproeta butterfly


The Rusty-tipped Page [Siproeta epaphus], also known as the Brown Siproeta, is a New World butterfly that lives all year in tropical habitats. It has large wings, averaging 7.0–7.5 cm [2.8–3.0 in], that are black in the inner portion of the top surface and brown throughout the underside. Both surfaces have a bold white transverse stripe continuing across both wings.


Siproeta epaphus is found throughout Central America, where it is one of the most common butterflies. Its range extends from southern North America to central South America.

Photos: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, GA. [20120808]

Source: Wikipedia


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