Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1284571

Tropical Leafwing
Anaea aidea

Observation date: October 20, 2016
Submitted by: Rob Wu
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Clear sky with low wind; approximately 70 deg F. Butterfly flushed from perch on boulder in bottom of rocky drain near a patch of oak trees.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: February 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: Good call on this, Rob, and thanks for getting this into the database. I'm calling it a stray because I don't think it breeds that far north. Of course, that may be changing.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County