Species Page: Tropical Leafwing (Anaea aidea)

Tropical Leafwing

Anaea aidea (Guérin-Méneville, [1844])

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: A resident in south Florida and Mexico from whence they wander northward.

Larval Hostplant(s): Various crotons.

Broods/Flight Times: Throughout the year in their home range.

Overwintering: Does not survive temperate winters.

Habitat: Reported to prefer forest edges in their home range.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/4 – 3 1/16 inches

Found at:

Similar Species: Goatweed Butterfly

Notes: Doug Long found this state record (pictured) on a watermelon rind he left in his garden to attract butterflies.

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