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Tropical Leafwing

Anaea aidea


About 6cm wingspan, with upper wing side bright orange with dark markings along the edges; fore wings are pointy and curve backwards, hind wings are tailed. Underside is cryptic brown, resembling a dry leaf (picture #3). This guy was a very fast flyer and I was lucky to be able to take a few shots.


Found in El Cimatario nature park, just outside Queretaro in central Mexico. Climate is mild semi arid.

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Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Oct 23, 2016
Submitted on Oct 30, 2016

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