Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1317707

Tropical Leafwing
Anaea aidea

Observation date: December 13, 2021
Submitted by: joel151
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Landed on a sunlit rock near the canyon entrance at the given coordinates. Occasionally opened its wings. Flew off towards the east after about 8 minutes.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: December 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: Joel, thanks so much for this submittal. This, a female, is the first documented report from Luna County. The date, Dec. 13, is about 10 days later than our previous late date for this species. Quite a nice find! thanks for submitting it to BAMONA.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Luna County