Goatweed Leafwing Anaea andrea

Not an anglewing, though it is somewhat angle-ish or angle-oid. Or something like that. Tom should be congratulated daily for this fine shot of an open male. I have never gotten an acceptable shot of an open-winged male. They don't like being approached when they are flashing the world with that striking red-orange interior. And most of the time they keep themselves shut up. Tom says he got this shot before he knew that you just can't get these shots.

Goatweeds like toying with you anyway. Flying around and then landing right next to you and daring you to move. They like roads and paths through woods and open areas. Often they will zing around overhead and land up on a tree branch. Females are less orange on the inside.

That is a Sleepy Duskywing in the middle there. All around it however are Goatweeds. And this shows why they are known as leafwings. They were all clustered on a ropey leaflike structure that we finally decided was Bobcat vomit. It had magic powers whatever it was. I may chew some cud next summer and try throwing a few of these up on my own lawn. Ahem.

The male who played games with me in April 2011 on my road. They like to fly up and down my circle road and then drop in the leaves or perch on a grass stem. He came at me a few times and thought he was going to land on my lens. Still the closest I have come to an open male shot.

They tend to flop or lean over so the sun strikes them the hardest, fooling you into thinking they are sunstruck with inattention. They are not. 
Males start playing games on my circle road in spring, chasing anything that moves into their realm. The 2015 version watching me carefully, almost flashing me. 
Females are just as tough to appraoch. This one on the Buffalo river in Sept 2015 was hypnotized by what looks like raccoon stool. She stayed for multiple photos. And she was beautifully marked.

The early instars of the Goatweed are kind of frassy looking. Nice camo work with chunks of shed skin and frass along the plant for extra effect.

The later and fatter instars are more 'normal' looking. Some minimal head ornamentation. Still very tuberculous, if I may.

The cat sheltering in a leaf wrap. Tough to spot for even the most discerning birdzilla.

The cat face in its leafy home. Note the fake and threatening eyes.

Awaiting winged emergence in the green launch capsule.

Norm's fine exterior of an adult.