Below, dull orange brown, above brighter orange-brown.  Short tails. Usually perches in trees and sallies out for short flights. The only leafwing widely distributed in the United States.


Open woods and overgrown field with trees; scrub.

Flight Period

Flying mainly March-October, this species overwinters as an adult.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Crotons (croton).

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Anaea andria