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Underside looks like a dead leaf. Male summer form is dull red with a barely hooked forewing tip, and a short tail on the hindwing. Male winter form is redder with more dark markings, a definitely hooked forewing tip, and a longer tail than the summer form. Both female forms are lighter red and have an irregular yellow submarginal band. The winter female form has hooked forewing tips. Wing Span: 2 3/8 - 3 1/4 inches (6 - 8.2 cm).
East Texas piney woods
Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Nov 1, 2012
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