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Goatweed Leafwing Butterfly (male)

Anaea andria


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

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gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you Saarbrigger and Urifah. This butterfly is one of the ones that hibernate here in Texas. I always go out to look for them on any winter days that get over sixty degrees. They will wake up and try to find sap, or rotting things to restore their fat stores. It is such fun to see a lone butterfly in the drab of winter.

UrifahRidlo 8 years ago

stunning. I believe when it closes its wings the color must be resemble t the dry leave

Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Great colors.

gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you Nuwan. It is one of my favorite butterflies.

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

beautiful !

gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you Alice and harsuame

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

The Border softens the bright color. Very Lovely!

harsuame 8 years ago

Espectacular color muy bella ::

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Nov 1, 2012

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