Attributes of Anaea andria

Goatweed Leafwing
Anaea andria Scudder, 1875

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Charaxinae
Identification: 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).
Life History: Flight is swift, strong, and erratic. Males perch in clearings or on ridgetops to wait for females. Eggs are laid singly under host plant leaves; caterpillars eat leaves. A caterpillar changes shelters as it grows: first it perches on a leaf midvein, then lives in the shelter of a folded leaf, and finally rests in a rolled-up leaf. Adults hibernate, then mate in the spring.
Flight: The winter form flies from August-May, the summer form from July-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Goatweed (Croton capitatum), Texas croton (C. texensis), and prairie tea (C. monanthogynus); all in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae).
Adult Food: Sap, rotting fruit, dung, bird droppings.
Habitat: Deciduous woods and scrub, especially along waterways; open fields, roadsides, railroad tracks, and other places.
Range: Eastern Wyoming and eastern Colorado south to New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas; east to Michigan, South Carolina, Virginia, and the Gulf States.
Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 09, 2014 mksanders Washington County, Arkansas, United States April 10, 2014 Details
April 09, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States April 09, 2014 Details
March 30, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 01, 2014 Details
March 30, 2014 Doug Bruce Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States March 31, 2014 Details
March 20, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 22, 2014 Details
October 10, 2007 ddodd Gray County, Texas, United States January 21, 2014 Details
October 22, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
October 22, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
September 15, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 22, 2013 Details
November 28, 2013 Curculio Texas, United States, Willacy County November 29, 2013 Details
November 07, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 07, 2013 Details
November 03, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 04, 2013 Details
November 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 01, 2013 Details
October 27, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 23, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 05, 2013 sergio sabat Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States October 16, 2013 Details
October 12, 2013 blueracer Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States October 14, 2013 Details
October 09, 2013 Rhinorse Creek County, Oklahoma, United States October 10, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 05, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 30, 2013 Details
September 24, 2013 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States September 24, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States September 23, 2013 Details
September 21, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 21, 2013 Details
September 09, 2013 cynthiaharley5 Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States September 20, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States August 26, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 fausty Douglas County, Missouri, United States August 25, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 DawnC86548 Izard County, Arkansas, United States August 17, 2013 Details
August 13, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 13, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States August 08, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 CA Ivy Benton County, Arkansas, United States August 08, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 painted lady Franklin County, Arkansas, United States July 13, 2013 Details
July 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 02, 2013 Details
June 16, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States June 17, 2013 Details
May 26, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 27, 2013 Details
May 22, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 23, 2013 Details
May 12, 2013 aahewetson Hood County, Texas, United States May 14, 2013 Details
May 10, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 10, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 03, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States May 01, 2013 Details
April 15, 2013 HHowell Hardin County, Tennessee, United States April 25, 2013 Details
April 16, 2013 HHowell Houston County, Tennessee, United States April 21, 2013 Details
April 21, 2013 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States April 21, 2013 Details
April 17, 2013 CA Ivy Johnson County, Arkansas, United States April 17, 2013 Details
April 13, 2013 dspicer Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States April 16, 2013 Details
April 12, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 13, 2013 Details
April 07, 2013 bjones7777 Coffee County, Tennessee, United States April 08, 2013 Details
April 06, 2013 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States April 07, 2013 Details
April 06, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States April 07, 2013 Details
April 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 03, 2013 Details
March 28, 2013 Mike Dillon Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States April 01, 2013 Details