Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus) - New Texas Record

Mike Quinn ento at
Sat Jan 19 17:47:57 EST 2002

Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus) photographed on November 27, 2001 in
Alamo, Hidalgo Co., TX by Judy and Eddie Quintanilla. This is potentially
represents the second USA and first TEXAS record.

According to Judy Quintanilla:

"November twenty-seventh the Siproeta epaphus was spotted at 11:30 a.m. to 2
O' clock. It was a partly cloudy day in the eighties. No sightings the next
day. Temperature had dropped thirty degrees and it was overcast."

Their images are posted on the NABA-South Texas web site at:

As for the New Mexico record, the NABA Checklist provides the following

"Rusty-tipped Page Siproeta epaphus.
There is a specimen of this species in the collection of Oregon State
University at Corvallis that is labeled "New Mexico: Dona Ana Co., Mesilla
(near border), 13 Dec. 1960. Chs. Bruhn.""

(Mesilla, NM is approximately 40 miles northwest of El Paso, TX.)

NABA Checklist and English Names of North American Butterflies. Second
Edition. 2001. Cassie, B. et al.

Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus) - USGS

Mike Quinn
Invertebrate Biologist
Wildlife Diversity Program
Texas Parks & Wildlife
mike.quinn at


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