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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September 20, 2016 clayandmel Marion County, Mississippi, United States October 30, 2016 Details
August 06, 2015 MoonDog50 Mobile County, Alabama, United States October 26, 2016 Details
October 24, 2016 Jeff Trahan Howard County, Arkansas, United States October 25, 2016 Details
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September 10, 2016 Sam Wilson Denton County, Texas, United States September 12, 2016 Details
August 18, 2016 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
November 01, 2014 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County July 28, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States July 09, 2016 Details
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June 05, 2016 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States June 12, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Obion County, Tennessee, United States June 02, 2016 Details
April 10, 2016 mellielong Hopkins County, Texas, United States April 13, 2016 Details
April 03, 2016 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States April 08, 2016 Details
March 28, 2016 hollycreek Georgia, United States April 07, 2016 Details
April 03, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County April 05, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 cosmic_cat Hunt County, Texas, United States March 28, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States March 27, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States March 26, 2016 Details
March 15, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 15, 2016 Details
March 06, 2016 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States March 13, 2016 Details
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March 03, 2016 ags290 Texas, Tarrant County, United States March 03, 2016 Details
April 16, 2015 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States February 27, 2016 Details
July 12, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 10, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County August 30, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 07, 2015 Details
March 24, 2015 lostpineslife Bastrop County, Texas, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Doug Bruce Maury County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 22, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 stephen stedman Smith County, Tennessee, United States July 11, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 AJ Trently Madison County, Tennessee, United States June 08, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 Martin and Sara Texas, Montgomery County, United States May 31, 2015 Details
April 28, 2015 mhudson26 Johnson County, Kansas, United States April 29, 2015 Details
April 10, 2015 joeschelling Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States April 27, 2015 Details
April 07, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 13, 2015 Details
April 04, 2015 CA Ivy Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States April 05, 2015 Details
March 24, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 25, 2015 Details
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