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Sleepy Orange winter form

Abaeis nicippe

Description:

Upperside of wings orange in both sexes; orange-yellow form rare. Forewing with small black cell spot. Male with sharply defined black borders on outer and costal margins; female borders not so well-defined. In winter form, underside of hindwing is brick red, brown, or tan; in summer form it is orange-yellow. Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 1/4 inches (3.5 - 5.7 cm).

Habitat:

Habitat yard on Belton Lake

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 6, 2012

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