Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Tropical Leafwing
Anaea aidea

Observation date: October 24, 2021
Submitted by: Chrustay
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not sure about this at all. But from the "outdenting" on the margin of the dorsal HW proximal to the tail that is there, as well as the submarginal row of yellow dots on the same wing. This may well be the species? Only landed for a few seconds allowing one shot before taking off again.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: October 30, 2021
Coordinator notes: Christopher, I think you got it right. the scalloped HW edge is diagnostic and the marks are consistent with a female. I see you went to "the spot" below the La Cueva parking lot. many good butterflies there this summer . . .
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County