Dainty Sulphur

Nathalis iole (Boisduval, 1836)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Common breeding stray statewide

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: From northern South America (Columbia) this species home range extends north to the southern United States. From there it strays north into southern Canada. It is found statewide in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Has been found from late April well into November

Larval Hostplant(s): Various composites – beggarticks, sneezeweeds, greenthreads and ornamental cosmos and marigolds

Habitat: Prefers areas with low or no growth vegetation – roadways, paths, sandbars

Found at:

Overwintering: Does not survive winters in our area

Similar Species:


Nathalis iole, Wildcat Hills, Colin Croft
Dainty Sulphur – dorsal
Dainty Sulphur – side view

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