GOATWEED LEAFWING

Anaea andria

Expected to occur throughout both Alabama and Mississippi, flying spring to fall but with some individuals overwintering.  Their common name comes from  the fact that the outer surface of their wings mimic the colors and patterns of fall leaves and they are well camouflaged as a result.  The dorsal surface is bright orange, with the males having a more solid color and the females a more banded appearance.

Adult - ventral


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Adult male - doral


Caterpillar

Caterpillar in leaf roll

Chrysalis