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Species Anaea andria - Goatweed Leafwing - Hodges#4554

Goatweed Butterfly - emergence - Anaea andria Goatweed Butterfly - new  caterpillar 1a - Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing - Anaea andria - female Goatweed or tropical? - Anaea andria - male Goatweed Leafwing Butterfly - Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwings on Coyote Scat - Anaea andria Polygonia --? - Anaea andria - female Goatweed Leafwing - Anaea andria
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Charaxinae (Leafwings and relatives)
Tribe Anaeini (Leafwings)
Genus Anaea (Leafwings)
Species andria (Goatweed Leafwing - Hodges#4554)
Hodges Number
4554
Identification
In most of its U.S. distribution there are no closely similar species. In south where other species do occur, males of those species are usually more strongly patterned with dark above, and the outer margin of the hind wing of both genders is distinctly toothed between the tail and the annal (inner/lower) angle. In [i]A. andria there is no tooth here, or at best a slight outward angle.
Range
Roughly south of a line from se. Arizona across New Mexico, east of the Rockies in Colorado and s. Wyoming, sw. South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virgina, Virginia, and North Carolina. Sometimes straying and establishing further north, but apparently only temporarily. Rarely seen east of the Appalachians north of the Carolinas.
Season
Usually at least two broods per year, depending on climate. Adults overwinter.
Food
Goatweed - Croton species