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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Craighead County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Desha County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fulton County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greene County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Independence County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Izard County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madison County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miller County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Newton County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Larimer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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