Florida Leafwing Butterfly (Anaea troglodyta floridalis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The Florida leafwing is a medium-sized butterfly approximately 2.75 to 3 inches (in) (76 to 78 millimeters (mm)) in length. The upper-wing (or open wing) surface color is red to red-brown, the underside (closed wings) is gray to tan, with a tapered outline, cryptically looking like a dead leaf when the butterfly is at rest. The Florida leafwing exhibits sexual dimorphism, with females being slightly larger and with darker coloring along the wing margins than the males. The Florida leafwing occurs only within pine rocklands that retain its hostplant, pineland croton. Pineland croton, a subtropical species of Antillean origin, is the only known host plant for the leafwing. Therefore, the leafwing is restricted to pine rocklands that contain pineland croton.
- States/US Territories in which the Florida Leafwing Butterfly, is known to or is believed to occur: Florida
- US Counties in which the Florida Leafwing Butterfly, is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|09/11/2014||Southeast Region (Region 4)|
» Federal Register Documents
No recovery information is available for the Florida Leafwing Butterfly.
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|08/12/2014||79 FR 47179 47220||Designation of Critical Habitat for Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies||Final Rule||Final designated|
|08/15/2013||78 FR 49831 49878||Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Florida Leafwing Butterfly.
» Life History
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