Another Doug Long State Record Pyrisitia nise – Mimosa Sulphur

On July 18 1993 Doug Long found another butterfly never before recorded from Nebraska. In Holbrook (I assume in his yard) he found this Mimosa Sulphur (Pyrisitia nise). I likely would not have given it a second look and passed it off as a Little Yellow (P. lisa). As a small (more “delicate”) butterfly and a stray from its normal range in southern and southwestern United States it is extremely worn. While it was probably assisted by a tailwind it is still amazing how far insects can travel. There are about a dozen records of this butterfly from Kansas but only the Doug Long specimen from Nebraska. This specimen (and many others) was donated to the Henry Doorly Zoo by his family after his passing.

Mimosa Yellow Pyrisitia nise (Cramer, 1775) | Butterflies and Moths of North America

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