Anaea aidea (Guérin-Méneville, )
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
Similar Species: Goatweed Butterfly
Notes: Doug Long found this state record (pictured) on a watermelon rind he left in his garden to attract butterflies.