Florida Leafwing Butterfly (Anaea troglodyta floridalis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

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, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Florida
  • US Counties in which the Florida Leafwing Butterfly, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
2014-09-11 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2014-05-08 00:00:00.0 79 FR 26392 26401 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies
2009-11-09 00:00:00.0 74 FR 57804 57878 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2014-08-19 00:00:00.0 79 FR 49023 49024 Endangered Status for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies; Correction
1984-05-22 00:00:00.0 49 FR 21664 21675 Review of Invertebrate Wildlife for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 49 FR 21664-21675
2007-12-06 00:00:00.0 72 FR 69034 69106 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
2013-08-15 00:00:00.0 78 FR 49878 49901 Endangered Status for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies
2012-11-21 00:00:00.0 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2014-08-12 00:00:00.0 79 FR 47221 47244 Endangered Status for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies
1991-11-21 00:00:00.0 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
2006-09-12 00:00:00.0 71 FR 53756 53835 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
1994-11-15 00:00:00.0 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
2011-10-26 00:00:00.0 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2014-08-12 00:00:00.0 79 FR 47179 47220 Designation of Critical Habitat for Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies
2013-08-15 00:00:00.0 78 FR 49831 49878 Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies
2010-11-10 00:00:00.0 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
1989-01-06 00:00:00.0 54 FR 554 579 ETWP; Animal Notice of Review; 54 FR 554 579
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 73 FR 75176 75244 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Florida Leafwing Butterfly.

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
2014-08-12 79 FR 47179 47220 Designation of Critical Habitat for Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies Final Rule Final designated
2013-08-15 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.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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