Rusty-tipped Page, Siproeta epaphus

These are considered to be one of the most common butterflies in Central America. There are 3 species of Siproeta, and they belong to the subfamily Charaxinae which are referred to as the “leafwing” butterflies, and have characteristically jagged edges to the hindwings. Adults feed at a variety of flowers, like the brilliant yellow & pink Lantana that grows in the Conservatory, but they also feed on rotten fruit, dung and carrion in the wild.

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