Siproeta epaphus: Brown Siproeta butterfly

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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.

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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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